This game is a fun way to get students to practice reading words with blends. 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 blend 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.