Magic “E” Leads the Way

Magic “E” Leads the Way

Posted by Brainspring on 13th Mar 2023

Story of the Vowels in Alphabet Land

The vowels: a, e, i, o, u, and y were the most popular in the land. You couldn’t make a word without them. However, there was one vowel that could do something special. If a single consonant stood between any vowel and the letter e, the letter e stayed silent and made the other vowel say its name. E became the leader of the vowels and in our game will guide them along the path.


  • Game Board
  • Letter “e” Word Cards
  • Rule Card
  • Two coins

Read the rule card to the student and place it next to the game board. If a single vowel is followed by a single consonant and an e is at the end of the word, then the e is a magic e.

Players take turns drawing a word card. Read the word. If the word contains a magic e, move your coin two spaces. If the word does not contain a magic e move back one space. While you are playing discuss why the e is or is not a magic e. The first one to the end wins the game. Bonus there is one card that breaks the rule. It has a single vowel followed by a single consonant and an e but the e is not a magic e. If you find this card move ahead spaces. 

Magic "E" Rule Card & Word Cards

Magic "E" Game Board

Written by: Jessica LaCroix

Jessica is a certified teacher and mother.

She loves being creative and making learning more engaging for students.

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