This is a fun go-fish style game that goes along with teaching students about the long and short vowel sounds. Because all of the vowels a, e, i, o, u are used in this game, it would be ideal for a review activity or center.
This game is included in my money saving 6 game long and short vowel bundle
Short vowel word families used:
short a - ab, ad, ag, am, an, ap, at, ax
short e- eb, ed, eg, en, et
short i- ib, id, ig, in, ip, it, ix
short o- ob, od, og, op, ot
short u- ub, ud, ug, um, un, ut, up, us
Long vowel patterns used:
long a- a, a_e, ay, ai
long e- e, ee, ea
long i- I, i_e, igh, ie
long o- o, o_e, oa, ow
long u- u, u_e, ue
This game includes:
- Student direction sheet
- Game mat
- 120 game cards (24 cards for each vowel- 12 for the short vowel, and 12 for the long vowel).
- 2 page recording sheet with answer key
- 1 page word sort
All items are included in both black and white and in color
How The Game Is Played:
This game is designed for 2-4 players, and is a version of “go fish”.
1. Shuffle all the cards, then deal out each person 5 cards, also give each player a sorting mat. Place the remaining cards in a pile in the middle of the game.
2. Players check their hands for matching vowels sounds. For example, the words kit, and pig have the short I sound, so they are a match. The player then tells the other players that they have a match, they show them the cards, and say what vowel it uses, as well as the two words. (Exe. “ I have a match, these are the cards, the words are kit, and pig and they both have short I”).
3. Next, place the matches on the correct spot on their own sorting mat.
4. Player 1 tries to make a pair by asking another player if he or she has a card whose vowel matches a Card in Player 1’s hand. For example, “Do you have a card with the short A vowel which makes the sound ‘ahh’?”
5. If Player 1 receives a matching Card, he or she reads the words, repeats the vowel and sound it makes, and places the pair in the correct box on the mat. If Player 2 does not have a match, he or she says, “Go Pick An Apple!” and player 1 draws a card from the deck. If they make a match, they can play it, if not, it’s the next players turn.
6. Player 2 takes a turn. Continue until all the cards are matched.
Whoever has the most cards, wins!
Also check out my other long/short vowel games:
- Long and short A game
- Long and short E game
- Long and short I game
- Long and short O game
- Long and short U game
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