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Dino Delight - Initial Blends Game

Dino Delight - Initial Blends Game
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Dino Delight - Initial Blends is a fun and fast game designed to consolidate knowledge of initial blends. Students will travel around the board matching each blend to a word in the centre of the board to win four in a row!

Suitable for
  • Fast Finishers
  • Relief Teachers
  • Parents
Lesson Structure
  • Rotations / Group Work
Curriculum Codes

AC9E1LY09 9

Segment words into separate phonemes (sounds) including consonant blends or clusters at the beginnings and ends of words (phonological awareness)

AC9E2LY10 9

Use phoneme–grapheme (sound–letter/s) matches, including vowel digraphs, less common long vowel patterns, consonant clusters and silent letters when reading and writing words of one or more syllables, including compound words

ACELA1822 8.4

Segment consonant blends or clusters into separate phonemes at the beginnings and ends of one syllable words

ACELA1471 8.4

Understand how to use knowledge of digraphs, long vowels, blends and silent letters to spell one and two syllable words including some compound words

EN1-5A old

Uses a variety of strategies, including knowledge of sight words and letter–sound correspondences, to spell familiar words

EN1-PHOKW-01 new

Uses initial and extended phonics, including vowel digraphs, trigraphs to decode and encode words when reading and creating texts

EN1-SPELL-01 new

Applies phonological, orthographic and morphological generalisations and strategies when spelling words in a range of writing contexts


Identify the separate phonemes in consonant blends or clusters at the beginnings and ends of syllables


Recognise most letter–sound matches including silent letters, trigraphs, vowel digraphs and common long vowels, and understand that a sound can be represented by various letter combinations


Understand how to use digraphs, long vowels, blends, silent letters and syllabification to spell simple words including compound words


Identify all Standard Australian English phonemes, including short and long vowels, separate sounds in clusters