Phonics Game - 'air' Wordlist - Ladybug Ladybug

Phonics Game - 'air' Wordlist - Ladybug Ladybug
Phonics Game - 'air' Wordlist - Ladybug Ladybug
Phonics Game - 'air' Wordlist - Ladybug Ladybug
Phonics Game - 'air' Wordlist - Ladybug Ladybug
Phonics Game - 'air' Wordlist - Ladybug Ladybug
Phonics Game - 'air' Wordlist - Ladybug Ladybug
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Ladybug Ladybug is a game of strategic thinking and logic. As an added bonus students get to practise reading skills or spelling.

What You Need:

2 players
1 Ladybug Ladybug game board
1 counter to represent the flower
4 different counters to represent
the ladybugs


1. Download, print and laminate the game board.
2. Set up the game pieces on the board as shown.
3. Decide who is going to play as the flower and who is going to play as the ladybugs.


1. The flower always moves first.
2. The flower is allowed to move one square diagonally forwards or backwards each turn.
3. Each turn a single ladybug can move one square diagonally towards the flower. Ladybugs CANNOT move backwards.
4. As a player moves their token onto a square they must read the word aloud.

Negotiated Rules:

- Negotiate with the students what is to happen if a word is read incorrectly. NB the emphasis needs to be given to encouraging a growth mindset towards learning the words rather than a 'punishment' for a mistake.

How to Win:

- The flower wins if it avoids the ladybugs and makes it all the way across the board.
- The ladybugs win if they trap the flower so it cannot move.


1. Players spell the word once it is covered then check if they are correct.
2. Play with more ladybugs.
3. Play with two flowers.
4. The ladybugs can move forward AND backwards.
5. The flower can move two squares at a time.


How does each variation effect the game play? NB you must explain exactly why and how it makes the game easier or harder for a given player.


Students use a blank board to populate the white spaces with their own spelling words, sight words or individualised phonics sounds.

Included in this Download:

1 'air' wordlist board with sprites - air, chair, stairs, fair, unfair, dairy, hair, repair, lair, airport, airship, disrepair, eclair, fairy, haircut & pair.
1 'air' wordlist board without spirtes
1 blank game board with sprites
1 blank game board without sprites
1 set of game rules

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