How to play?
An addictive game to practice decoding short vowel words with digraphs. There are 80 jellybean cards in all. All the words are either 4-letter or 5-letter long.
The aim of this card game is to collect the maximum number of cards.
You will need to print these sheets and cut them into cards. Print these jellybean cards on card stock and laminate them for durability.
Keep the cards in a pile. The first player draws a card and reads it. If the player reads it correctly, he/she can keep the card. If he/she is unable to read it correctly, the card is put at the bottom of the pile to be read again.
Play continues until there are no cards left in the pile.
I have used this game in a classroom setting and I love how each child gets involved in this game. You will not find a better game where children want to read words.
This game is great if you wish to revisit digraphs with your students.
I usually try phonics games and activities on a Monday when children are still lazy from the weekend. After the game, we do a worksheet based on that game.
The above jellybean cards are for ‘digraph wh words.’ I have used only short vowel words for this activity.
The above jellybean cards are for the ‘tch’ sound. You can use this after teaching the ‘tch rule.’
The above jellybean cards include blends and digraphs words.
Jellybean jar card: It’s a bonus card which the child can add to their card total. Also, they get to draw another card and read the word. The player must be able to read the card in order to keep it.
Ants on the jellybean card: Oops! The ants ate your word. Keep the card aside. You do not get to read a word in this turn. The card does not get added to your card total.
The player with the most cards wins the game.
You can use as many or as little cards as you wish to depending on the number of players and the time limit.
These games are excellent education tools to understand phonics sound and digraph. This pack is free for subscribers to download.