through the classroom as young students eagerly learn the skills needed to be
proficient readers. Learning
centers or reading centers are often the place where this can happen, but the
trick to tickling your students attention often lies in multisensory,
interactive activities or games.
you can make with old recycled pill or vitamin containers and other common
household goods. It’s a wonderful
learning center idea that will help students blend phonics sounds into words.
Collect and clean old vitamin or pill
containers. I like to use the clear, colorful ones.
Decide upon the playing pieces. I use a 1 inch hole puncher with thick
cardstock, large lima beans, or wooden craft discs.
Place consonants, blends, digraphs, word endings
or more onto both sides of the playing pieces. I like to color code the pieces to match the color of the
container so that clean up is quick and easy.
Label the containers as illustrated or as you
from each container and try to make a word by blending the sounds. If a player can make one word or more,
they write down the biggest word on a score sheet and collect one point for
every letter used in their word.
After each round, the playing pieces are returned to the appropriate
container. Players shake the
bottles and then select new pieces. After ten rounds, the winner is the player with the highest
If you like this game, you will love my newest Reading Games 2 publication. Come check it out! There, you can also download a full, freebie sample board game! http://goodsensorylearning.com/reading-games.html
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