A fun way for your students to practice CVC words! This packet includes 2 ways to play the game and includes 56 Short I word cards to play both games. Also included are some suggestions for additional game variations. Enjoy!
Game 1 – Buried Treasure!
Have cards arranged on a pocket chart. Hide anywhere from 1 to 3 “Buried Treasure” cards and 1 to 3 “Message in a Bottle” cards behind the word cards. Students will choose a word card. After correctly reading the word, student lifts card to see if there is a “Buried Treasure” behind the word. Game continues until all treasure chests have been found! If a student discovers a “Message in a Bottle”, he/she will get an extra turn and get the opportunity to read another word.
Game 2 – Pirate Attack!
All word cards and “Pirate Attack” cards are put into a basket/bucket. Students can play in pairs or small groups. When it’s a student’s turn, he/she will draw a card from the basket/bucket. Student must read the word on the card in order to keep the card. If the student does not read the card correctly, they must put it back into the basket/bucket. Play continues with the next student. If a student draws a “Pirate Attack” card, everyone says “PIRATE ATTACK!” and that player must return all his/her cards to the basket/bucket.
Additional game variations included as well!