Shofars and Ladders for Hebrew Reading Practice

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3rd - 5th
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Shofars and Ladders is a "no-drill" Hebrew worksheet designed for kids to strengthen their Hebrew reading skills. It is a hands-on alternative to the typical, line-by-line, reading drills commonly found in Hebrew books.

What's included:

2 Hebrew board game boards with over 70 words. Check out the preview for the full list!

Printable Game Pieces

Printable dice template

Number of Players: 2-3

How to Play

Modeled after the much-beloved childhood game Snakes and Ladders, students read and race to the Land of Israel, while trying not to get blown down the hole of a shofar!

Students take turns rolling the die and moving their game piece that number of spaces. Upon landing on a space, players read the Hebrew word first.  

When landing on a shofar, the player has to slide down and remain in that space until the next turn. On the contrary, players landing at the bottom of a ladder skip ahead by "climbing" to the top. The first player to teach the last space wins! The green arrows will guide players through the proper path.

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