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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

UNTrim the Tree - A Sight Word Review & Phonics Learning Game

Christmas has come & gone.
The days after Christmas seem so "deflated" in comparison 
to the busy excitement and anticipation leading up to The BIG Day.

One of the things I am NOT fond of is taking down our Christmas Tree.
It seems so final - so sad! 

Thinking about taking our tree down soon 
gave me the idea for this fun game to play with the Lil Divas -

UNTrim the Christmas Tree - 
A Sight Word Review Game

Note: We used Preschool & Kindergarten sight words to play the game but this can be adapted to use letters and numbers for younger children, adding basic addition or subtraction problems would turn this into a fun math game, or you can use picture cards to make a phonics sorting game (I am working on that version too), etc. So many FUN possibilities!

UnTrim the Tree - A Sight Word Review Game

 What You Need:
green felt (or paper)
brown felt (or paper)
ornament cutouts
marker
bag or basket


I bought the cut-outs at a local Teacher Store

 How To Play:

1. Place all ornaments on the tree with words facing down
 No Peeking!

2. Pick an ornament off the tree

3. Read the Sight Word

4. Celebrate a correct response!

5. Add any correctly read sight words to your bag/basket.
I had her place incorrect words to the side to review later.

6. Continue until all ornaments have been picked from the tree

7. Clean up & save for another day! 
Everything folds up nicely into the small bag! Hooray!



UNTrim the Christmas Tree - 
A Long & Short E Review Game



What You Need:
Phonics Picture Cards -
(I did a goggle image search for free clip art)


How To Play:

1. Pick an ornament

2. Read the picture card 
and determine if it's a long or short e word.

3. Put the ornament into the appropriate bag.

4. Continue until all ornaments have been picked off the tree.


Have another idea for this game?
Comment below & share with me!

I will post the phonics version as soon as I have completed it!

Happy UNTrimming the Tree!

Bern

8 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Very clever!! And looks like they are having so much fun too!

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  3. This is nice and educational game. I'm sure kids love this learning fun game.

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  4. This is a great idea- and I think felt projects are always so pretty!

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  5. Great game! Looks lovely!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  6. How fun!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  7. I love all your sight word activities ... great ideas I will use them with my daughter who just started with new sight words.

    Alicia

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