Rule the Rainbow phonics game

Fran Lafferty
Resource Type
PDF (1 MB|20 pages)
Fran Lafferty


Who will be the first to make good words using all six of their special beginning letters/letter blends - and be the first to rule the rainbow?

This game is customizable to several fine-tuned skill levels and for use with large groups down to a single player.

Players choose a mini playing board with 6 colored circles, each having either a single beginning consonant or a beginning consonant blend. On each turn, players take a draw card with a word ending and try to combine it with a beginning sound represented on their playing board. Only one circle can be covered per turn, and the winner is the first to cover all 6 circles on their board, ruling the rainbow for that game.

Also includes an extensive word list and play variations.


- 36 mini playing boards in

- 3 levels of difficulty

- 100 draw cards in 3 levelsof difficulty

- 180 mini rainbow markers (for covering circles)

- 6-page word list conveniently arranged by beginning letter/blend

- Full instructions

- Ideas for extension activities/ play variations

- Printing & storage tips

Total Pages
20 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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