Roll and Write Sight Words Game

 Roll and Write Sight Words ~ a Low Prep Sight Word Game | This Reading Mama

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This is a game I used in the classroom quite a bit to review our sight words and the kids LOVED it.  I used it for the first time with ALuv {currently in Kindergarten} this week and it was a big hit for him as well. I love the game because it covers so many objectives. {An added bonus is that it requires almost zero amount of time to prep time!}

  • working together & attitude/sportsmanship (Social Studies)
  • math (counting, adding, comparing numbers, counting on)
  • recognizing & reading words
  • spelling
  • writing and handwriting

Materials for Roll and Write Sight Words:

  • 2 players
  • 2 dice (you can use more to challenge students as well)
  • 1 paper & pencil per player (we used dry erase boards and markers to save on the paper)
  • a list of sight words

 How to Play Roll and Write Sight Words:

  1. The goal of the game is to be the first player to write and read all the sight words on your paper.
  2. Players take turns rolling the dice. Each player must add up their own sums and players figure out which person rolled the highest number.
  3. Whichever player rolled the highest sum gets to write one word from the sight word list. (If both players roll the same sum, both players roll the dice again.)

writing sight words after rolling dice

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.*

the winner of Roll and Write Sight WordsHe won fair and square (and I’m not one to “let” my kids win all the time!!).

*It is important to note that winners must be able to READ the written words to their partner in order to win the game.  It doesn’t do any good to have words written if the player can’t read them! :)

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  1. I love it! We are actually doing something like this for our Ready2Read Level 2 Program. It should be out in a couple of weeks!

  2. I love this idea. Very creative!! I would love for you to link up to my TGIF LInky Party – . I am also your newest GFC follower =-)


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