This game is a fun way to get students to practice reading ai/ay & ow/oa words. This is NOT an original idea. One of our first grade teachers found the game on Pinterest and our students absolutely LOVE it! I created a new version with ai/ay & ow/oa words for our students to play. Anything that makes reading fun is a great way to get students to learn to read. Students are asked to read a word on a drawn card. If they read the word and the card has a heart on it, they steal a beanie baby (stuffed animal of your choice). Play continues until all cards are gone. The last student with the beanie baby is the winner.