Practicing sight words is so tedious! I created card games to help my students look forward to practicing their words. This is a great game to keep on hand for practice, filler activities, IEP goal practice, and a rainy day activity. It includes all of the 1st grade Dolch sight words in isolation and all of the words used in the context of short phrases and sentences.
*directions for play
*8 pages of assorted cards (one page of roar and honey cards, seven pages of words and phrases). Cards print 9 per page.
Objective: Be the player with the most points at the end of the game.
Setup: Shuffle all of the cards and place facedown in a single pile.
*Determine which player will go first. On each player’s turn, turn over the top card in the pile.
*If the card is a word or sentence card, read it and keep the card. If the card has a honey pot on it, place it face up in front of you. It can be used if that player picks up a roar card.
*If the card is a roar card, the player loses all of their cards and must place them into the discard pile unless the player has the honey card. If they have the honey card, that player can keep their cards but needs to put the honey card on the discard pile.
Ending the Game: The game ends when the entire deck of cards has been used.
Determining a Winner: Each card is labeled with a point value. All players count their total number of points. The player with the highest number of points wins the game. To simplify, students can simply count the number of cards in their hand.