Sight Word Connect Four
Setting this up was super simple. We already had the game - Connect Four so all I did was use some dot stickers (I get mine from the dollar store!) to write target sight words and stick them in the center of the playing pieces. I only put the words on one side (read why below).
How to Play:
It's a quick and easy way to play and practice those sight words, letters, numbers, etc. Play Connect Four as you normally would (trying to get 4 in a row) with the exception that before the child takes their turn they have to pick one of the playing pieces which are turned with the sight word stickers face down and read the sight word correctly before putting the piece into play on the game board.
If the child gets a word wrong, tell them what the word is and have them return it face down and pick a new word. In order to play a piece, the player must first read a word correctly. I use words that are already mastered, words we are working on and even a few we haven't covered for variety. It give a nice blend of difficulty and ease to keep interest going and you don't have to re-do the stickers each time you play. Once the words have all been mastered I change out the stickers to add some new words.
What do you think of Sight Word Connect Four? I think it's fun and easy to play which makes it perfect for the Littlest Diva and her big sis enjoys playing with her and helping her practice her sight words. Sight Word Connect Four has really been a hit here and I am sure it will be well received in your house or classroom as well.
Have fun Playing to Learn!