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Rules for Daisy the snail and Jake the snake games

2 or more

Sounds covered
Daisy the snail: (-ee-, -ai-, -y-, -oa-, -i-e-)
Jake the snake : (-ea-, -ay-, -igh-, -ea-, -oo-, -a-e-)

Extra Resources
Counters and dice


  • Take it in turns to roll the dice and move around the board.
  • Collect words with particular long vowel phonemes (see rules below)
  • To collect a word, players must say it out loud and write it down.
  • the first player to collect their set number of words and land on Finish wins!
Before playing, children could write out a 'score sheet', heading columns with the vowel sounds they need to collect

Rules A
Before reaching Finish players collect one word of each long vowel sound (5 - 6 words). Players go backwards from Finish if they don't have the full set.

Rules B
Before reaching Finish, players collect 4 -ea- and 4 -oo- words. ( or vary the sounds to suit). Players go backwards from Finish if they don't have the full set.

Rules C
When a player lands on a word, the next player must think of a word with the same sound (preferably one which isn't already on the board). All players should write this word down. If they can't think of a word, they miss a turn. the first player to reach Finish wins!
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