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For more ideas on teaching sight words, including sight word worksheets, file folder games, sensory activities, board games and some free sight word readers visit my teaching sight words page.
Bowling for Sight Words
This idea comes from the Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas Blog. To see her post and get directions on playing the game click on the link or the picture to go to her blog.
Sight Word Zoo
Here is a new limited time freebie, Sight Word Zoo. This is a card game that allows your classroom to practice their sight words. To play the game kids take turns drawing cards. If they draw a sight word they must say the word. If they draw an animal card everyone starts to act like that animal until the teacher says, "Zoo keeper." When this is said everyone must freeze until the teacher says back to your cages, when everyone come quietly back to the carpet.
This is a massive download with 10 decks, plus a blank one, that cover the first 300 words on Fry's Sight Word List. This is a perfect game to make sight word flash cards fun!
For other great ideas on teaching and learning sight words visit my sight words page which not only has my ideas but features other great ideas from around the teaching blog world.
This game will be available for free until next Monday so congratulations to everyone who got here early.
The limited time freebie is over. You can now purchase this game for $1.50 on the new websites shop.
The third game in my Nursery Rhyme Phonics games is out. This time it's humpty dumpty. Players get to help all the kings horses and all the kings men put one of the eggs back together again.
To put an egg back together each player must complete all of the words on the egg. The game comes with 4 game boards, game cards, and the nursery rhyme poster that you see to your left.
If you want more phonics games you can always visit my phonics page.
The free giveaway is over. You can now purchase this game along with 3 other Nursery Rhyme Themed Word Family games for $2.00 on the new websites shop. .
Baa, Baa, black sheep, have you any wool? In this phonics word family game players need to fill up their sacks of wool by completing all of the incomplete words.
Players can either choose the master, dame or the little boy who lives down the lane to give their sack to. This game comes with 4 different game boards, game cards and the Nursery Rhyme poster that you see on your left. The game will be available for free until next Monday.
If you want more phonics games to play with your kids you can visit my Phonics page.
The free giveaway of the game is over. You can now purchase this game along with 3 other Nursery Rhyme themed word family games for $2.00 on the new websites shop.
In this phonics game players need to choose one of the 3 blind mice and complete all of the words below them by drawing letter cards.
This download includes four different game boards. Covering long and short a, e, i o, and u. This can be either a two or three player game.
This is a great way for students to review word families and can be used as a reading center.
The game will be available for free until Saturday so get you free game soon. I release my new creations for free to reward those who are following me on Facebook, Pinterest, or who subscribe to my blog. If you would like to follow me you can by clicking on the buttons on the right hand corner of this page.
If you would like more games for practicing phonics you can visit my phonics page.
The free giveaway of this game is over. You can purchase this game along with 3 other Nursery Rhyme Themed Word Family games for $2.00 on the new websites shop.
School Sparks has a great game called Sight Word Safari that they've made available for free on their site. This game allows kids to practice their first grade sight words by having them try to collect all five animal cards. You can get your free copy of the game by clicking on the picture below or on the School Sparks link. If you would like more games or ideas for teaching sight words please visit my Teaching Sight Words page.
Here are 5 new game boards to practice the phonics skill of initial consonant digraphs. If you missed the initial consonant or initial consonant blends board games you can download them on my phonics page.
These five board games will let your students practice: ch, gh, kn, sh, th, wh, and wr digraphs. They will have to say the sound of the digraph when they land on it and a word that starts with that sound.
So I've got five new phonics board games for you. These are similar to the ones that I did yesterday except they are now covering initial consonant blends. Below each picture of the games you will find the link to the game.
In each game students roll the dice and move that many spaces on the game board. They then have to say the sound of the consonant blend that they've landed on and say a word that starts with the sound. The first one to the end wins!
If you missed yesterdays games you can get them all on my phonics page.
I've got a new limited time freebie. This time it is an alphabetical order file-folder game.
In this e-book you will find 34 different alphabetical order word sorts, an answer key and place mat. This file folder game is a great activity for reading stations, a take home activity or as individual work.
Creating the File Folder Game
Print, cut out and laminate the game place mat. Glue it on the inside of a file-folder. You can store the individual word sorts in small envelops or in zip-lock bags. You can print the alphabetical order word sorts on red, green, and blue paper according to the difficulty of the sort.
Using the game
Students start by matching the first letters of the words on the mat. If two or more words start with the same letter they then move to the second column and the second letter. If the second letter is also the same they move on to the third. There is one word sort in this download that requires students to move to the fourth letter.
Red (easy) - All of the words can be sorted by looking at first letter.
Green (medium) – Students need to look at the second letter to sort some of the words.
Blue (difficult) – Students need to look at the third letter to sort some of the words.
Blue + (challenge) – Need to go to the fourth letter.
The free giveaway is over you can now purchase this file-folder game on the new websites shop.
I found a great idea for an end of the year vocabulary game called Snowball Fight on the Third Grade Curriculum Blog.
Have your students each choose two pieces of white paper. On one paper they write a word, on the other they write the definition to the word.
Crumple the papers up and have a snowball fight for a set amount of time. The third grade curriculum blog suggested setting a timer for 30 secs.
Once the fight is over everyone has to pick up one of the snowballs and find their partner. I.e. the students who find a word have to locate the definition and the students who find the definition have to find the word.
You can also prepare the words in advance if you want to review certain vocabulary words.
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