Have a little warm-weather fun with this syllable counting game. We’re playing Race to the Cone to build phonological awareness.
Syllable Counting Game- Race to the Cone
This game builds awareness of syllables in words from one syllable to four syllables.
Materials: this printable (see below), scissors, 4 playing pieces, laminator (optional)
Set-Up: Print the game board and pieces. Cut the picture pieces along the dotted lines. Laminate everything for durability if desired. Place a playing piece on each ice cream scoop for the number of students playing. Turn the picture cards face down in a pile.
Play: The person whose birthday is closest to July starts. Player one selects a picture card, names the picture, and claps the number of syllables in the word to count. If the remaining players agree with the syllable count, then player one moves that number of spots.
For example, if the picture card is hook and the student counts one syllable in hook, then the student moves one space clockwise around the board.
Play continues to player two. Land on a cherry and get an extra turn. Reshuffle the cards if more are needed.
Make it all the way around the board to your starting space and then head up to the cone. The first person to the cone wins.
Printable Syllable Counting Game
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Ice Cream and Popsicle Books and More Activities
Keep the theme going with these great read-alouds and other activities.
Put a Cherry On Top is a beginning sound activity. Get the free printable.—->Put a Cherry On Top Beginning Sound Activity.