I am so excited to share this game with you! The Lil Divas have been having so much fun playing with it this week. My Kindergarten Diva is recalling her sight words with ease and pointing them out to me everywhere - in the books we read, signs we see, on television commercials, etc...! Even my Pre-K Diva is recalling more of them and wants in on the fun! I am so proud! Thank you for letting me have this "Mom Brag Moment".
A Sight Word Review Game
|Rotten Apple! A Sight Word Review Game|
by Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
What You Need:
large piece of brown and green felt to make tree
small baskets (1 for each child)
worm clip art (2)
1. Cut out a large tree trunk using the brown felt.
2. Cut out the leafy part of the tree using the green felt.
3. Write out sight words on your apple cutouts.
I used these because they reminded me of memory/matching game cards
Note: I am using the Dolch Pre-Primer & Primer Lists
4. Glue the worm clip art on 2 apple cards.
5. On 2 other apple cards write Go Again! or type it out and glue it on.
Here's a close up of some of my cards:
How to Play:
1. Put the tree together on the floor or another large work space
Note: I did not glue my tree together but you can if you prefer.
2. Place apples on tree with words facing down.
3. Each child should have a basket for their picked apples
Playing the Game:
1. Children will take turns picking an apple off the tree.
(we started with the youngest first)
2. If child can read the sight word written on the apple - the apple goes into their basket. If they can not read the word the apples goes back on the tree.
3. If a child picks a rotten apple - an apple with a picture of a worm ALL their apples must be put back on the tree. This was a great leveler because even though my Oldest Diva knows more sight words at any time she could pick the rotten apple and have to put all her apples back on the tree.
4. If a child turns over a Go Again! card they get to pick 2 consecutive apples.
Note: after the Worm or Go Again! cards have been picked I took them out of the game
5. Continue picking apples until they have all been picked from the tree.
6. The child with the most apples in their basket is the winner.
What has me most excited about this game is that it can be modified for different ages and topics to suit your particular needs - letters, numbers, emotions, first words, vocabulary, math, comprehension questions, etc...
With Rotten Apple -
The possibilities are endless!