Dragon Board Game
This dragon board game would be a fun addition to your literacy or sight word centers. And since it is editable, you can use it to reinforce lots of different skills.
It is very easy for you to use too. Just type anything into the list on the first page and all of the spaces on the game board will auto-populate. Work on sight words, letters, numbers, math facts, number sense, spelling words and more!
This requires no-prep from you beyond typing in the words, letters or numbers you would like to add to the board game. Just print and play! It will only take you a few minutes to create several different board games that can be used to meet all of the different needs of your students.
It also comes in color AND black and white so you can use it even if you don’t have access to color printing.
Differentiated Dragon Activity
Because this board game is editable, it is super easy for you to differentiate it for all of the ability levels of your students. Use the exact same game board for all of your students while giving each one what they need.
You’ll only need to teach them how to use the game board once and then they will know how to use them over and over again in the future for many different themes.
Here are some more differentiation ideas for this dragon board game:
Students roll a dice, move that many spaces, land on a letter and say its sound.
Students will roll a dice and move to the space with the same number on it. (Can use 6-sided dice, 10-sided dice, or even ten frame dice.)
Students roll two dice, add the numbers together and move to a space with that sum on it.
Players will roll a cube with a letter written on each side and then move to space that matches the letter rolled.
Students will roll a dice, move that many spaces, land on a word and read it out loud.
Players will roll a cube with blends or digraphs written on each side. Students roll the cube and move to a space with a word that includes that blend or digraph.
On a cube, write 1 on two sides, 2 on two more sides and 3 on the remaining two sides. Students roll a 1, 2 or a 3 and move to a word with that many syllables.
As you can see, there are so many ways to use this editable dragon board game. I am sure you can think of even more ways to use these with your students!
Setting Up the Editable Board Game
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- Editable dragon board game (button to download at the bottom of this post)
- Small manipulatives to use as game pieces
- Write and wipe pockets
- Type in letters, numbers, sight words, spelling words, math facts or anything else into the first page of the PDF file.
- Print the game board and slide into write and wipe pockets for durability. You can also laminate it.
Playing the Dragon Board Game
Students will roll the dice or spin a spinner and move that number of spaces on the game board. When they land on a space they will read the word, say the letter sound, solve the math problem, etc.
When I use the alphabet game board. My daughter rolls the dice and then moves to the space on the game board. When she lands on a letter she tells me the name of the letter and the sound it makes.
My son has been using the game board to reinforce multiplication facts. He rolls the dice, lands on a math fact, solves it, and writes the number sentence on a piece of paper.
We are also using the game board for sight words. It makes learning them far more fun than using flash cards or something like that.
This dragon board game can be differentiated in so many ways and reinforce so many skills. It is sure to make learning these important skills both fun and effective!
Click the button below to get the dragon board game. Enjoy!
Here are some other sight word activities to try!
Do you want the kids you teach to learn sight words while having fun? If so, these editable sight word games are just what you need.
They make learning sight words engaging and fun while also being very effective. Forget the flashcards and the worksheets and use these fun sight word games and activities instead!
Many of the activities incorporate fun manipulatives as a means for getting kids involved and excited about the activity, but most of the manipulatives are things you probably already have around your classroom or can get easily at the dollar store.
The activities include sensory experiences, gross motor movement, art and fun games!
Almost every activity includes a recording sheet or is done on a sheet that can be turned in. These are optional for most activities, but do give kids extra practice with writing the words, which can be very helpful.