“Frog Legs!” is a fun activity to review and practice the vowel teams of ai/ay, ee/ey, and oa/oe. Students get practice with both reading and spelling words with these patterns.
1. Print the game board (pages 4-7). Laminate, trim and tape together.
2. Print, laminate and cut out the game cards (ai/ay - pages 8-11, ee/ey – pages 12-15, oa/oe – pages 16-19, Frog Leg cards – pages 20-23). Two pages of each pattern are reading cards, two pages are spelling cards (for a total of 60 cards for each pattern). You can use just one pattern at a time or use all of them to review. Mix some of the frog legs cards in with the cards. The cards are outlined in slightly different colors of green for ease in sorting. Markers are also included (page 24) – use small binder clips to hold them (or use “jumping frogs” for markers if you have them). Jumping Frogs are not included – they are available from Oriental Trading or look online for directions to make them.
DIRECTIONS FOR PLAY:
1. Decide if you want to use one pattern or all patterns. Students take turns drawing a card. If they get a reading word, they will read the word, say the vowel team, and use the word in a sentence. If they get a spelling card, they have to say which vowel team will complete the word. They then move to the next number indicated on the card.
2. If they get a frog legs card, they move to the end of the game (the pond), keep the frog legs card and then start over at the beginning of the game to collect more frog legs. Students also collect a frog legs card when they get to the end of the game and keep the frog legs card before going back to the beginning of the game to start again. This is a lot of fun using the “jumping frogs” – instead of collecting frog legs cards, they collect a jumping frog to race at the end of the game. If not using “jumping frogs”, the student with the most frog legs cards at the end of the game is the winner.