Pin the Tail on the Silent E Word!
In first grade, students will spend a lot of time developing their confidence with “silent e” words—remember them? They’re the words in which the “silent e” at the end transforms the vowel in the middle. These letters are the trick that turn words like “hop” into “hope” and “dim” into “dime.” They’re also, for many kids, a big brain stretch.
So, how can you help? Here’s a fun party or playdate game for at least 4 players—enough to make two teams in which kids can help each other out as they compete.
What You Need:
- Posterboard (or large wall surface that you can chalk on, or use a whiteboard marker on)
- White card stock paper
- Black marker
- Blank wall space that kids can bang
- Stick-on velcro
Three Letter Word List: Dim Pin Tim Con Hop Ton Her Cam Mad Man Can Sid Sam Lik Bar Pal Car Sal Far Tap