If your students are working on those tricky Magic E words, this Bingo game is a MUST!

Helping kids master CVCe words takes most kids lots of practice so why not make all of that hard work fun?

Scroll below to grab your freebie and then make sure to hop over and snag our Vowel Team Centers!

Getting Ready

Prepping the game was super easy!

I printed off the color bingo sheets and calling cards on cardstock to give them extra durability.

(If you’ll be using the game in a classroom, you may also want to laminate the pages.)

Magic E Bingo

After cutting everything apart, I placed the calling cards in a stack face down on the table.

I pulled out our bin of yellow tokens for kids to use as cover ups for words but so many things would work: mini- erasers, pennies, buttons… really the sky is the limit.

The Magic E Rule

When the letter [E] is written at the end of a word, it usually changes the sound that the middle vowel makes.

For instance, [O] in the word “hop” changes its sound when an [E] is added at the end to make a new word “hope”.

Similarly, the [A] in “tap” changes to “tape” when the [E] is added.

In both cases, the middle vowel is strong-armed into saying its name while the [E] at the end stays silent.

Teachers affectionately refer to these silent sound changers as Magic Es or Bossy Es.

Playing Magic E Bingo

To start, I handed out the bingo boards and tokens to each player.

Then I drew a card from the top card in the stack, read it out loud, and all of the players who had that word on their board covered it with a marker.

Magic E Bingo

The first player to cover a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line of 4 words won.

Pretty straightforward, right?!

And the best part is that the kids simply cleared their boards and started practicing playing again.

I love sneaky learning, don’t you?

Ready to Play?!

Click the blue download button below to snag your set and then hop over and grab our popular Vowel Team Centers!

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  1. The download button is not working. How can I get this free resource.

    1. The download button is not working. Is there an actual link I could click on for this free resource?

      1. Hi Madison,

        When you click on the blue “Download Here” button, you’ll get a pop-up that prompts you for your name and email address. After providing this information, you’ll be directed to the PDF. If you aren’t seeing these, try checking to see if the browser is blocking pop-ups from the site. You could also try using a different browser like Firefox. Let me know if you’re not able to grab the bingo game!

        Sarah // Playdough to Plato Team

  2. Hi there!
    The link has been updated. Thanks so much for letting us know!

  3. The download button is not working, is there a way to get this resource?

    1. Hi Ashley,
      When you click the blue “Download Here” button, a pop-up should open. You can try checking to make sure your browser isn’t blocking pop-ups from the site or try using a different browser. Let me know if you’re not able to get the bingo game!
      Sarah // Playdough to Plato Team

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