This game for two to six players teaches blending four sounds together, in words starting with r-blends (pr, br, tr, dr, cr, gr, fr) and l-blends (pl, bl, cl, gl, fl) such as frog, crib, black, plug and fled.
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The game consists of a nine-page downloadable pdf – instructions, 6 player cards and 2 pages to cut up. Print on coloured paper (use a different colour for each game in case the pieces get mixed up) then laminate at least the last two pages before cutting these two pages up to create the playing pieces.
To play, give a card to each player and put the pieces on the table where all players can reach them. Players then randomly take one piece each from the centre, and try to use it to make a word on their card, or preferably two words e.g. frog/flog.
Players should be encouraged to do this by trying the sound out in the available spots on their board, and moving other sounds around if required. If they can’t use a piece, they put it back into the centre before taking another piece.
The person who makes the most real words wins, but they must read all their words aloud first, and if there is any dispute about whether a word they’ve made is a real word, they have to put it in a sentence that the other players can understand.
For a variation, ask players to write down all the words they have created and then at the end of the game, they read them all out and any words that more than one person has created are crossed out, with the winner being the person who has made the most unique words.
After each round, swap boards.
Spellings in this game have been chosen and combined carefully to ensure that learners can make many different words, allowing even beginners to quickly succeed and for play to be fast-paced.
Please note that this game is supplied as a pdf file which you download from this website, and print yourself.