Want to give your speller practice with ee and ea words? Try this free game!
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I’m on a mission to create a free spelling game for every list in the Within Words Pattern spelling stage. (Huh? If you want to know more, read this post.)
All this means is that I’m starting with long vowel patterns and moving on toward other spelling patterns you find within the word – such as r-influenced vowels (ar, ir, etc.), diphthongs (oy, oi, etc.) and complex consonants (tch, dge, etc.)
We’re on game four – ee and ea words. Let’s take a look!
Here’s the game. You’ll need to print one copy, plus a recording sheet for each player.
How to play
1. Take turns moving your piece along the path by rolling the die. Then, without referring to the game board, think of a rhyming word. Spell it on your recording sheet. Make sure the other player(s) agree that it is spelled correctly. If you are unsure, consult with a teacher or parent. If it is incorrect, draw a line through it. (Note: you may not write duplicate words on your recording sheet.)
2. When all players have reached the jeep, each should count the correctly spelled words on his or her recording sheet. Whoever has the highest number of correctly spelled words, wins.
I designed this game to use with my Seven, who just finished the first part of first grade. He is a very good speller, and this game was quite easy for him, but it was still good review. His older sister (third grade) agreed to play with him.
Even though my Seven reached the end first, his sister won – because she had more words on her sheet. This is one game where it’s actually a good thing to roll low numbers!
If this game is a little too hard for your speller, consider using one of my free games for any word list. This will give your child more practice writing words from the spelling list. You can find those games on my spelling page.
But – even better! Check out this phenomenal spelling ebook with 700+ pages of printable spelling games and activities – including editable games. (That’s right, just type in the words you want to use and print!
Check out the rest of our spelling games in this series!
- Game 1: Snake Race (short a, a-e)
- Game 2: Rainy Day Spelling (short a, a-e, ai)
- Game 3: Train Game (a-e, ai, ay)
- Game 4: Short & Long e Dominoes (short e, -e, -ee)
- Game 5: Get the Sheep to the Jeep (ee, ea)
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