St. Patrick's Day Short Vowel Games with Blends & Digraphs

The very minute we arrived back from winter break my first graders began talking about St. Patrick's Day! That has led to us doing a countdown towards it each day this week - needless to say they are beyond excited about it!!

Since we have been working on blends and digraphs in Intervention lately I decided to combine that skill with St. Patrick's Day!

This set includes 6 game boards: Short a, e, i, o, u and a mixed vowel board that is great for reviewing all the short vowel sounds.
During Intervention my students and I play these games together. We each read the word  we land on and then use it in a sentence. I included Score Sheets for small groups who are playing the game with their classmates, either in centers, stations or reading groups. The Score Sheet has a column where they record the word they landed on and a place for a sentence that uses the word.

This works well as an assessment tool when students are playing the game independently. I collect the sheets and give each correct sentence 1 point. It allows me to see whether or not they understand what each word means.
This set includes gray scale versions of all the game boards, Rules of Play and Score Sheets as well.  It is available in my TpT shop.

Have a great weekend!


  1. I would LOVE to use this product during out Literacy Intervention time, where we do different centers and activities targeting specific skills, such as digraphs and blends :)

    Mindful Rambles

  2. I would use these at my word work center. My kids love choosing games to play. It's fun for them and I know they are getting good practice. I may also use them in small groups to reinforce phonics for those who need extra support. I would love to win these!

    Compassionate Teacher

  3. These look great! I would use these for word work. I would also use these for Game Friday which we do after we have completed our phonics lesson. The children would love these games!

  4. Thanks for the opportunity. I would use this game for word work and for intervention.

  5. These would be great to use during center time. The kids love to practice using games, especially those realated to holidays.