Activity for ages 5 to 7.
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 entire Magic E Pack!
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.)
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.
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 Magic E Pack (including a class set of this game!) for even more bossy E fun!