This game is played exactly like Uno. Instead of 4 different colors, there are 4 different Christmas pictures (lights, candy canes, ornaments, and presents). Each numbered card also contains 5 words that each target a different phoneme: R, S/Z, TH, SH/CH or L. There are 80 words per phoneme in this game!! One deck used for all 5 phonemes!! Example of words on a card:
-108 cards total (same as UNO)
-numbered cards 0-9, Draw Two (next player draws 2 cards), Reverse (reverse direction of play), and Skip cards (skip the next player)
-Wild Cards (player who played the card decides what Christmas picture must be played next)
- Wild Draw Four Cards (player who played the card decides what Christmas picture must be played next AND the next player must draw 4 cards)
1. Deal 7 cards to each player. The leftover cards are placed face-down in the middle.
2. The first player turns over the top card and must choose a card from his/her hand that either matches the card’s Christmas picture OR number. When a card is played, the student must also say the word on their card that contains the sound they are working on (in isolation or in a sentence, depending on their level). For example, if a player is working on the /r/ sound, he would look at the /r/ word on his card and make a sentence with it when he lays the card down.
3. Play continues like Uno, and the winner is the player who runs out of cards first.
Enjoy! Traci Underwood
*Clipart purchased from Scrappin' Doodles!