Four games for the price of ONE!!!
With this packet, you have tons of options to engage your students while they practice high frequency words.
-Print this packet once with the "extra scoop" and "dropped scoop" cards to play Scoops. Put all of the cards in a bag or decorated container (like an oatmeal canister) and have one student pull out a card. If the child can read the card, he gets to keep it. Continue play with the other students. If a student pulls out the extra scoop card, he gets to pull out another card to attempt to read. If he reads it, he keeps it. Whenever a student is unable to read the word, they have to put it back in the bag/container. If a student pulls out the dropped scoop card, the game is over. Everyone counts their cards and the student with the most cards wins the game.
-Print this packet twice and remove the special cards at the end of the packet to have your students play Concentration by laying the cards you want them to practice face down on the table. Each player picks up two cards at a time when it is their turn to see if they have made a match. If they have a match, they keep the cards and select again. If they don't, they put the cards back where they came from and it's the next player's turn.
-After printing the packet twice, you can also remove the special cards and have your students play Go Fish by dealing out 6 cards to each player and putting the rest in the "pond" in the middle of the table. Each player gets to ask another player if they have a word. If the other player has the word, they have to give it to the person who asked for it. If they don't have it, they say "Go Fish" and the child whose turn it is takes a card from the pond. If a match is made, the child lays the two cards in a pile in front of them. When all the matches have been made, the students count their pairs of cards and the person with the most pairs wins.
-With two sets of the packet, you can keep just the "Purple Popsicle" card in to play Popsicle. This is a version of Old Maid. Deal all the cards out to the players. When it is a child's turn, they get to pick a card from another child's hand. If they have a match, they have to read the cards and lay them down in front of them. Play continues until the only card remaining is the "Purple Popsicle." The child with this card loses.