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BUMP! Blending 's' – Board Game

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 5 pages | Years: 1 - 2

A board game to practise decoding words with an initial s blend.

Use this fun board game as a way for students to practise decoding words that involve blending ‘s’.

Students make their way around the Bump! game board reading words that require them to blend ‘s’. This game can be played using the dot cards included with the download or simply using a dice – the choice is up to you!

Blending and Segmenting

This game is a fabulous resource to reinforce the skill of blending phonemes!

Blending (combining sounds) and segmenting (separating sounds) are skills that are necessary for learning to read. In order to blend and segment successfully, students first need a lot of phonological awareness practice. Developing a child’s phonological awareness is an important part of developing a reader.

If using this game as an English group activity without supervision, students will need to monitor each others’ answers carefully, making sure the sounds are blended properly.


This resource was created by Lauren Piper, a Teach Starter Collaborator.

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