St. Patrick's Day Syllable Bingo

Syllables have been troubling a few of my first graders these past few weeks - especially the dreaded one syllable word!! Whether we tap it on our wrists or clap it out, they always add an extra syllable to those words! I decided to put together a game to help review this concept and I figured why not do it St. Patrick's Day style?
There are 12 boards in this set: six boards that are 3 x 3 and six boards that are 5 x 5. I wanted to include different sizes to make it easier to differentiate for abilities. I usually start with the 3 x 3 while they get used to the concept of the game. Then when they are ready we move on to the bigger size! All the boards have 1 - 4  on them (the number of syllables in the words) and there are 36 Word Cards with St. Patrick's Day vocabulary.
The caller will read a Word Card to the group. Each player will count or clap out the syllables and then cover the corresponding square. For example if you hear the word clover you must clap: clo-ver and then cover a square with the number 2 on it!
I also included St. Patrick's Day game pieces for both the 3 x 3 and 5 x 5 boards. I just love that shoe, it is too cute!

This is a great activity for centers, stations, reading groups, tutoring or Intervention!

This set is available in both my TpT shop!

Have a grea


  1. What a fun idea! I would introduce it in my teacher station, then move it to one of my reading skill game centers. It would also be perfect for volunteers to use in a small group. The possibilities are endless!

    Live Love Laugh and Teach!

  2. I would use this as a game to play on the day that our little leprechaun friend comes to visit our classroom. We always have so much fun celebrating St. Patrick's Day!

  3. Ha, ha what fun! I love St. Patty's day.