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Consonant Clusters Print and Do

How to play Cluster Buster

Players
2 or more

Sounds covered
Initial s blends
st, sc, sm, sp, sn, sw, sk, sl

Preparation
You will need these printouts:

  • A Cluster Buster lotto game board. Mount the game board sheet on card and cut out the round board and the arrow. You need to mount the arrow on the board so that it can spin freely:
    For vertical use - pin the board to a notice board and fix the arrow on loosely with a drawing pin.
    For horizontal use - stick a piece of cork on the centre of the board and fix the arrow to this with a drawing pin.
  • A set of picture cards. These are spread over 4 sheets (1, 2, 3, 4) and need to be cut out individually. The children may be able to help with this.

How to play
The picture cards are shared out equally between all the players.
Players take it in turn to spin the arrow on the game board. Any player that has a picture card which corresponds to the cluster indicated by the arrow can put the card back in the middle.
The winner is the first to get rid of all their cards.


Why not extend this game by asking the children to make up some new cards, or make a new game featuring another group of blends (eg cl, fl, gl, pl)?

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