If your kids are learning about the magic e, you’ll love this game and bonus worksheet! As kids race to find their magic treasure, they practice reading ordinary CVC words plus their magical pairs – words that have a silent e at the end that makes the vowel say its name.  These magic e activities are sure to be a hit.

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Teaching the Magic E

I like tuning kids into the magic e concept with You Tube songs. “The Magic e Song” is useful for teaching kids how the e makes the short sounds long. The “Silent e Song”  provides a great visual of how magic e works, too.

After that, it’s time for the magic e activities! We use a magic E wand to change words like “can” into “cane” and play rounds of bingo to practice reading them.

Magic E Treasure Hunt

To prep the game, I print the gameboard on cardstock to make it extra durable and laminated it for easy reuse.

It’s a two player game, so all the kids needed was a game board, counters (dried beans or coins work well) and a die.

Free Magic e Game - Playdough to Plato

The magic e game contains CVC words that change into new words when the magic e is added.

We played it two ways. The first way involved the kids rolling the die, moving their counter and using a game recording to sheet to write the words they landed on.

To play the other way, kids said the word they landed on and stated if it had a short or long vowel sound. For instance, when one child landed on the word “rat”, she read the word and then excitedly announced, “That has a short vowel sound because it doesn’t say its name!”

Magic E Worksheets

After the class played the game, kids had a go at writing the magic e words using a batch of kid-friendly worksheets. They focused on applying the magic e rule by looking at the picture and writing the missing long vowel sound a-e, i-e, o-e or u-e.

Magic e Worksheets - Playdough To Plato

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    1. Very interesting I love this magic e activities it’s a wonderful way of learning with play thanks for sharing 🙂

      1. You are very welcome!
        Thank you for the kind feedback ?
        Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

        1. Hello I would like to download this game however, the big download link isn’t working . Is this the correct way to access?

          1. Hi Gaby,
            The blue “Download Here” button is the correct way to access the download. When you click it, 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 game!
            Sarah // Playdough to Plato Team

  1. Tried to download magic e, but after putting in email and name (with the message ‘we hate spam), spam comes up with Active Campaign and another place to put email and name for an advertised product.

  2. When I type in my name and email, it takes me to a “page not found”. Is this product no longer available?

      1. Hey there, Is this link still active? I tried several times and it brings up 1/1 powerpoints but no pictures. Would you help? Thanks!

      2. Hi Krystina, I cant seem to access this link at all all either and need these activities for my literacy groups next week. Can you please reset the link ?
        Kind regards,

  3. Hello Malia,
    I love your resources! My students love playing the magic e game. I am sharing some of my favourite resources on my blog (calliepeevers.com) and I would love to share the game with your permission. Thank you,

  4. The Links for the magic e activities and the magic e bingo do not work. Could you please just post the link? Clicking on a photo that says download is not working and I would love to use these free resources!

    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 activities!

      Sarah // Playdough to Plato Team

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