An internet connection is required to play this game. Practice beginning digraphs with this fun and engaging phonics game for all interactive whiteboards (SMARTBoard, Promethean, Mimio), tablets and computer stations. A perfect game to use as a literacy center or for a whole class collaboration activity.
Students complete each word by figuring out the missing digraph and touching the bee that is carrying that digraph. If correct, the bee will fly to the blank space, fill in the letters and then fly into the bee hive. Students can compete to see who can build the biggest hive or work together to make a happy hive full of spelling bees!
Teachers have commented:
"This has been such a fun addition to guided reading rotations!"
"I used this during my evaluation last week. The kids loved it and so did my principal. Thanks!"
"My resource kiddos get so excited about this game."
FANTASTIC FEATURE #1 – Quick and Easy to Differentiate
There are 43 words in this game divided into five digraph categories. You can customize the game to use from 2 to all 5 digraphs depending on how challenging you would like to make the game.
Choose the exact words that you would like your students to practice with the option to save game settings so that you can quickly jump into a game without any setup. You can also easily assign saved games to individual students or groups for differentiation.
FANTASTIC FEATURE #2 – Self Correcting
Students will know right away if they have chosen the correct digraph. If correct, the bee will fly to the blank space and complete the word. If incorrect, the bee will fly away and the student can try again.
FANTASTIC FEATURE #3 – Play on many devices
Play on an interactive whiteboard, a tablet or a computer workstation. No setup is required, just log in to your Pink Cat Games account at pinkcatgames.com
to access your game.
FANTASTIC FEATURE #4 – 8 Fun Themes
Eight fun themes are included to keep the game fun for any time of year. The themes are: Sunny Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter, Superhero, Western and Pirate.
This game runs directly from the pinkcatgames.com
website. The website was created so that you can easily play and manage your Pink Cat Games. The website also allows you to easily save game settings with the option to assign games to students and groups. The first time that you visit the website you will be asked to create an account to manage your games. The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Safari.
The words included in this game are:
ch-: chair, cheese, cherry, chick, church, chalk, check, chest, cheetah, chief
sh-: shell, sheep, shark, shadow, ship, shovel, shapes, shield, shoe, shot, shower, shut, shy
th-: thief, thread, thorn, thumb, throne, thermos, think, three, thin
ph-: phone, photo, phantom
wh-: whale, wheel, whisker, whisk, wheat, whistle, whip, white
How to Play
Whole Class Cooperation
- The class works together answering questions on the interactive whiteboard to figure out the words and build a hive full of bees. Determine how long you will play or set a goal for the number of bees to collect before you start the game. Have one student at a time come up to the interactive whiteboard and answer a question by touching the bee that is carrying the missing letter.
Small group or single player
– Played on tablets or computer workstations, PC or Mac
Start the game on a tablet or computer and allow the student(s) to play for a certain length of time. If you want to create a competition between students, record their scores on a piece of paper or blackboard and see who can collect the most bees for their hive. Tablets and computers can remain logged in to the student view so that students can easily pick their group or student picture and play a game.
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