Initial Blends Phonics Game – 4 in a Row – is an excellent Literacy Centre Activity. It provides a SOCIAL & ENJOYABLE way to practice the initial blends sl, cl, gl, bl, fl, pl, str, br, gr, cr, fr & dr.
sl, cl, gl, bl, fl, pl, str, br, gr, cr, fr & dr
Initial Blends Game – Four in a Row
Initial Blends Phonics Game:
4 in a Row – is an excellent Literacy Centre Activity. It provides a SOCIAL & ENJOYABLE way to practice the initial blends sl, cl, gl, bl, fl, pl, str, br, gr, cr, fr & dr.
The Essence of the Game:
Students place counters alternately on the game board and read the sight words. The winner is the first person to get 4 of their counters to line up horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
– Print this board and laminate it. – One die (yes die is the singular, dice is the plural) – Colored counters for each player e.g. Player 1 = red Player 2 = green.
How to Play:
1. Roll the die. 2. Read a sight word with the same number as the die. 3. Place one colored counter on the sight word if read correctly. 4. The winner is the one to have 4 in a row either vertically, horizontally or diagonally.
Tips and Hints:
• This game works best as a two-player game. • Can be played without a die – children just choose words. • Try playing best of three plays – this helps to reinforce sight word vocabulary. • Rules can be adapted to get children to spell the word.
Included in the Download:
4 High Color Boards 4 Black & White Boards 1 set of Game Rules 1 PowerPoint File with all the Colored Board for Whole Class Exploration and Discussion