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'EE' Vowel Digraph Board Game

  • Updated

    Updated:  14 Nov 2023

Decode words with the ee long vowel team in this word card board game.

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    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  6 Pages

  • Years

    Years:  1 - 2

teaching resource

'EE' Vowel Digraph Board Game

  • Updated

    Updated:  14 Nov 2023

Decode words with the ee long vowel team in this word card board game.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  6 Pages

  • Years

    Years:  1 - 2

Decode words with the ee long vowel team in this word card board game.

Practise Decoding Words Featuring the ee Vowel Team 

Becoming familiar with vowel teams is essential for students to continue on the path to becoming fluent readers and confident spellers.  In this activity, students will focus on applying their knowledge of the ee vowel team for building phonological awareness skills.

Players take turns choosing a card from the deck, reading the word, and moving their game piece to the first picture that matches their card. If no more pictures match, the player loses their turn. Play continues until each player draws a card that matches the last space on the game board.

The ee vowel team words included in this game:

  • bee
  • seeds
  • cheese
  • feet
  • Queen
  • tree
  • sheep
  • wheel
  • deer

Scaffolding and Extension Tips + More ee Vowel Team Activities

Use this resource as independent practice for fast finishers and for full-class learning opportunities like scoot activities, lesson reviews, formative assessments, and more.

Challenge students who already understand the concept by having them put the word cards in alphabetical order or produce rhyming words that use the same vowel team. 

Invite students to use a visual reminder, like an anchor chart or an alphabet display, to sound out words they may struggle with. 

Swat! 

During small group instruction, create a grid of vowel team word cards on top of a table and give each student a fly swatter. Read the word on one of the cards. The first student to swat the word correctly sets the card aside in their own pile to keep score. The student with the most cards wins. 

Scavenger Hunt

There are 9 words featuring the ee vowel team in this game. Pull a card for each, number them, and hide them around the room when your students are not around. When they return, set them loose—as soon as they find a card, they sound out and write the word on a blank sheet of paper numbered 1-9. When they’ve written the word, they leave the card in the same spot they found it and then set off to find the others. NOTE: You may want to make a rule of only 1 student at a card at one time so things don’t get crazy. 

Download and Play Today!

Use the drop-down icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 


This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a Teach Starter Collaborator. 


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