Phonics RF.2.3.B Common Vowel Teams BalloonPop™ Digital Review Games
Do you have students that struggle with decoding and pronouncing words with common vowel teams? Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to review Phonics RF.2.3.B with your students? Check out BalloonPop™!
Students often need a review of second-grade phonics. BalloonPop™ is a fun way to review the rules that appeal to both second graders and older students. These games include 60 questions that review spelling-sound correspondences for common vowel teams.
BalloonPop™ is a no-prep digital review game. Students answer multiple-choice questions and pop a balloon when they answer correctly. The game can be single-player, multiplayer, or even used by teams!
BalloonPop™ is a fun way to review skills using a device. The games are compatible with computers, tablets, laptops, and even phones. The PowerPoint™ games only work on a device with a mouse or trackpad, but the Google Slides™ games work on any device in Google Slides™.
The games are aligned to the Common Core Standards for 2nd Grade. The question types include:
Which Word has a Long or Short Vowel (A, E, I, O, or U)
Which Word has the Same Sound As
Which Word Rhymes With
What is included in this resource?
This resource includes:
2 thirty question PowerPoint™ games
4 fifteen question Google Slides™ games
Answer keys for the 15 question games
Directions for Google™ Classroom and PowerPoint™
How do the games work?
BalloonPop™ is self-correcting and self-paced. As students play, they are returned to the question to try again after an incorrect answer. After a correct answer, students can select a balloon and “pop” it to earn points in PowerPoint™. In Google Slides™, they are rewarded with a gif of a popping balloon.
The PowerPoint™ questions were also used to make the Google Slides™ games. The questions were divided into two 15 question games so students could complete a game during center time, morning work, early finisher activity, test prep, or even for homework. The games can be used both in the classroom or at home for online learning.
With two game sets included (each set includes 1 PowerPoint™ and 2 Google Slides™), teachers have a lot of options and flexibility for using the games with their students.
Which Devices are Compatible with BalloonPop™?
BalloonPop™ is compatible with PCs and Macs, as well as tablets and smartphones.
However, the PowerPoint™ animated games must be played in PowerPoint™ with either a mouse or trackpad. It does work with the free PowerPoint™ app.
The Google™ Slides games can be played on PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, tablets, iPads™, or smartphones in Google slides.
What are people saying about BalloonPop™?
“It is so fun. You have to answer a question correctly., but then you get to pop a balloon!” – Elise A., 3rd-grade student
“BalloonPop is entertaining and educational! My son, who is school-avoidant, could not get enough of the educational game and kept wanting to go back and play more.” – Rena C., parent
What BalloonPop™ Games are Available to Purchase?
Currently, BalloonPop™ is available for:
3rd Grade Grammar and Spelling
4th Grade Grammar and Spelling
5th Grade Grammar and Spelling
6th Grade Grammar and Spelling
3rd Grade Vocabulary
4th Grade Vocabulary
5th Grade Vocabulary
6th Grade Vocabulary
5th Grade Math Year-Long Bundle
More BalloonPop™ games are coming soon, including 3rd and 4th-grade math.