2 or more
Initial s blends
st, sc, sm, sp, sn, sw, sk, sl
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
For vertical use - pin the board to a notice
board and fix the arrow on loosely with a drawing
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
picture cards are shared out equally between all the
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.
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)?