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Counting Syllables Tic Tac Toe Game

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Understanding how to break a work up into syllables will help your child's reading and spelling skills.  So make learning syllables FUN with a game!

Make a Syllable Tic Tac Toe game!

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I find teaching and understanding syllables to be a tricky concept-- one best learned through reinforcement.  I introduce syllables by calling them "chunks."  Sometimes it is easy to break a word into syllables, other times you may need to clap out the rhythm or count how many times your jaw drops open to find and count the syllables.

Counting Syllables Reading Activity


We set up our Syllable Tic Tac Toe Game to work on breaking up words into 1, 2, or 3 syllables, but you could adapt the game as you see fit.

Supplies:


How to play Syllable Tic Tac Toe

Begin by making your Tic Tac Toe game boards.

Split a piece of card stock into two pieces, and draw out Tic Tac Toe board.  Next fill the board with stickers that represent words of 1, 2, or 3 syllables.

counting syllables reading game

Once each player has a game board, mark a blank six-sided die with the numbers 1, 2, and 3.  I used a small foam block.

Give each player several bingo chips {or some other type of manipulative} and decide on a player to roll the die first.

counting syllables reading game

Player 1 rolls the die, and then EACH player finds a word that has that many syllables and places a bingo chip on the sticker.

For instance, if a number two is rolled, each player will find a sticker that represents a word with two syllables.

If both players have a word with two syllables, both of them can place a Bingo chip on that sticker.  If only one person does, the other waits until the next roll.

Have the players take turns rolling the die.

Continue rolling until someone has three squares in a row covered to call Tic Tac Toe!

Understanding how to break a work up into syllables will help your child's reading and spelling skills.  So make learning fun with a game!

Just a like the original Tic Tac Toe with X's and O's, the winner can get three in a row across, down, or diagonally.

If your child needs more reinforcement counting syllables, try these other fun activities:

This Syllable Tic Tac Toe game is the perfect way to LEARN and PLAY today!!