Bowling for Phonics
"When two vowels go out walking, the first one does the talking." Remember that rule? There are exceptions, of course, but this rule can be helpful in the development of young readers in many cases. However, learning this only through worksheets can make kids restless. Instead, try this goofy game that turns old soda bottles into bowling pins, where your kids will "bowl" for vowel patterns they'll come across everyday. "Double-vowel" words can be very tricky for kids, but this game allows kids to stay active while building their reading vocabulary—and it can make for hours of fun as well!