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Rainforest Dice Long and Short Vowel Reading Game

Watching your child learn to read can be so painful and yet so fulfilling. J has mastered both long and short vowel sounds and she loves using the vowel games that I have created for her. Our learning with manipulatives challenge this week is dice- and so I am sharing our rainforest long and short vowel reading game.

This rainforest dice long and short vowel reading game is such a fun way to help kids read vowels

I shared some time ago our first vowel game which was a fine motor long vowel activity that involved tongs. This time I wanted to keep it simple as I wanted to work on mastering both long and vowel sounds. Sadly thins time C did not join in on the fun as he was fast asleep but it did allow us to get a few rounds in without any interruptions.


Before you can start all the fun you need a few things: (Please note that affiliate links are used below for your convenience):

 Neenah Exact Index Card Stock, 8.5 x 11 Inch, 90 lb, White, 250 Sheets (40311) HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer with Mobile Printing, Instant Ink School Smart Dotted Dice – Set of 36 – Assorted Colors


  • Game pieces (included in game board pack)
  • Rainforest Vowels Reading Game Board (at the end of the post)
This rainforest dice long and short vowel reading game is such a fun way to help kids read vowels


  1. Print the game board on card stock as well as a rainforest game piece.
  2. Gather all your supplies- dice, game board, playing pieces, word cards.
  3. Decide if you will be working on short vowels, long vowels or both. Then print and cut out the appropriate cards.
  4. If you are working on both vowels, allow your child to pick a card, read it and then roll the dice. If they roll a 5, then they must move the dice 5 spaces with the tongs. No fingers allowed.
  5. The first player to reach END wins.

Here are a few other dice activities from the #toolsforlearning crew:

Rainbow Bear Dice Game for Preschoolers from Life Over C’s
Place Value Game with Dice from Still Playing School
Rainforest Dice Long and Short Vowel Reading Game from Learning 2 Walk
Preschool Rainbow Grid Game from Preschool Powol Packets
Monster Math: A Dice Simple Math Activity from Play Dough & Popsicles
Fun Shapes Dice Game for Kids from School Time Snippets
Writing Game Using Dice from Teach me Mommy
10-Sided Dice Multiplication Game from Line upon Line Learning
Alphabet Dice Letter Formation Activity from Sugar Aunts
Venn Diagram Dice Probability STEM Activity from Schooling a Monkey
Block Stacking Dice Game from Kidz Activities
Simple Addition Dice Game from Powerful Mothering
DIY Dice from Sugar Spice & Glitter