Free Roll Say Keep Printable

I decided to “funk up” a very, very old favourite resource of mine: “Roll, Say, Keep”. “Roll Say Keep” is just one of those incredibly useful and versatile resources. All you need to play is a dice, relevant flashcards and a “Roll Say Keep” template per child.

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How to use “Roll Say Keep” in your classroom or home:

High Frequency word practice

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Phonics practice:

Here we were practicing phonemes and digraphs

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Here we were practicing “ee/ea” sounds

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Maths Facts:

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The list of uses for “Roll Say Keep” is pretty much endless!!!! My Differentiated Instruction Cubes are making another appearance in this blog post. They are one of my top 5 favourite teacher resources of all time. I swear that I’d be lost without them!!! You can purchase them here.

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I have inserted 5 Frame images in this instance to encourage “subitising” of number as well as literacy practice. Double whammy. Love it!!!

How to play:

Roll the dice and find the corresponding flashcards e.g Roll a 6 and you must read/answer the card in the number 6 dice box. If you can read/answer it you keep it.The card is removed from the gameboard and another placed in that box. The winner is the first to correctly win “X” number of flashcards. If the word/answer if unknown remove it from the board too and set aside for practice either/instruction.

You can download my free ‘Roll Say Keep’ template by clicking here: roll say keep.


Have fun,

Miss Mernagh 🙂


4 thoughts on “Free Roll Say Keep Printable

  1. Rita Conroy says:

    Miss Mernagh….I love this too….I designed one similar for Maths Bingo and ‘See it…read it’ ….my kids love maths and literacy games as much as I do! Roll on!

    • missmernagh says:

      Hi Rita, I am a sucker for dice games, I truly am. They can add such a fun dynamic to what would otherwise be “drill and practice”. Do you use differentiated instruction cubes too? Another obsession of mine. Totally worth the outlay. As there are 3 dice in a pack I bought two packs. That allows me to use them for team/centre work. They cost about 30 Euro in total a few years ago and are still going strong!!!
      Have fun,
      Miss Mernagh 🙂

  2. Alix says:

    I teach English as an additional language here in Spain and I used this tonight with a group of 6 yearolds with decodable words from bks 1-3 JP and it worked brilliantly

    Thank you soooooooo much

    • missmernagh says:

      Hi Alix,
      How amazing to hear that my game is being played in Spain!!! I love it! The internet is such an amazing way for teachers to support and network. I am thrilled that your kiddos like it too.

      Have fun,
      Miss Mernagh 🙂

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