This is a game I used in the classroom quite a bit to review our Word Wall words and the kids LOVED it. I used it for the first time with ALuv this week and it was a big hit for him as well.
I love the game because it covers so many objectives (& requires almost zero amount of time to prep-a very important thing to any teacher or mama!!):
- working together & attitude/sportsmanship (Social Studies)
- math (counting, adding, comparing numbers, counting on)
- recognizing & reading words
- writing & handwriting
- 2 players
- 2 dice
- 1 paper & pencil per player (we used dry erase boards and markers to save on the paper)
Here’s how you play:
- The goal of the game is to be the first player to write & read 10 sight words on your paper.
- Players take turns rolling the 2 dice. Each player must add up their own sums and players figure out which person rolled the highest number.
- Whichever player rolled the highest sum gets to write one (1) word from the word wall. (If both players roll the same sum, both players roll the dice again.)
4. Players continue in this manner, with the highest summed player writing one word until one player get to 10 words. That player is declared the winner.*
*Winners must be able to READ their words to their partner in order to win the game. It doesn’t do any good to have 10 words written that the player can’t read!
I’ve included Roll & Write Sight Words in Carisa’s Word Play section. For more ideas for Word Play, click here.
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