Dinosaur Decoding is a prehistoric-themed nonsense word game designed to help students with their decoding skills. Use this game to reinforce blending using the open and closed syllable rules, consonant blends, single and double vowels, and beginning and ending sounds. This 36 page file contains, game board, directions, and 256 nonsense words - which are refered to as "EXTINCT" words as well as 8 "Erupt" cards. Students take turns decoding and collecting as many cards as possible before the erupting volcanoes get them! Tons of fun for the little ones!