This is a common core reading game for kindergarten and first grade students. It includes a blend/diagraph game board, 20 blend/diagraph picture cards (fr, sn, cr, sh, st, sc, dr, sm, wh, pr, tw, sk, sw, cl, th, gr, tr, pl, sl, bl), 40 game pieces, teacher and student directions, an "I Can" statement to post in the classroom, and the kindergarten common core standards it meets.
In "Pigs In Space! A Blend and Diagraph Activity,” students draw a picture card and place a counter on the game board with the blend or diagraph that begins with the word. If a blend or diagraph is already covered, students select a new card. The game ends when all the spaces have been covered on the game board. Students can play this game independently or in small groups at literacy stations, word work centers, and with your Daily Five instruction. It encourages students to produce blends and diagraphs, understand syllables and sounds, and use their decoding skills.