Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pop Blends: a Fun Phonics Game for Centers!

Pop for Blends
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Pop for Blends is a fun phonics game that is simple to learn and fun to play.  I loved that I could just take off the plastic wrapping, read the brief directions posted on the side of the box, and begin playing.  I couldn't wait until school to try it out with my students, so my husband and I actually sat at the table and played for about fifteen minutes. 

There are over 25 different blends and 100 total cards included in this game.  Additionally, there are two different ways you can play.  

Option 1:
- Place the popcorn box in the middle of the table.
- Take a popcorn card out of the box.
- Spin the spinner to see how many words you need to say.  For example, if you took out 'bl-' and spun the number 3, you could say blender, block, and blue.
- If you said a correct word or words for the blend or digraph, keep the card.  If not, place the card in a separate pile of "un-popped" cards.
- If you draw a "POP!" card, return all your cards to the box and remove the "POP!" card from play.
- Take turns playing until the popcorn box is empty.
- The player who has the most popcorn cards at the end of the game wins.

Option 2:
- Use the spinner to see how many cards to pick and say one word for each card.

You can get this game from Learning Resources for $9.99 - Click Here!

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  1. Thank you for all of your wonderful ideas! I am a Lead Teacher, and I share them with all the teachers (K-5) in my building.

  2. I teach first grade. :) acolwell.blogspot.com

  3. I teach first grade; this game would be perfect for them!
    Teaching in the Valley

  4. I teach second grade. This would be a great resource for my at risk and ESOL students.

  5. I teach K, and this would be a fun way to practice blends!

  6. I teach first grade and this is would be awesome in my small groups!

  7. I teach 1st grade and would love to use this!

  8. I teach first grade! This would be a great literacy center and also guided reading practice!

  9. 2c2lsmith@kywimax.com
    First Grade! Thanks!

  10. I work as an educational assistant in an MD classroom for K - 5 graders. At 52 years of age I will be doing my student teaching there starting in February!!!!

  11. I teach 1st grade and my students and I would love this game:) I love your blog! Thanks,

  12. I teach first and thanks for the give away.

  13. Thank you so much! I can't wait to get this and give it to my students to play.