Use this friendly monster to engage young learners with practice identifying uppercase letters, lowercase letters, letter sounds, or 40 kindergarten sight words. Sight words include: (I, a, my, the, go, to, like, he, come, here, this, me, for, where, do, you, look, one, see, what, two, up, down, we, want, out, who, are, they, she, good, and, there, give, little, that, have, said, is, can.
o Print, laminate, cut out game pieces and poem
o Assemble the monster using a baby wipe container and embellishments of your choice! (I used stickers for the lid, bulletin border for the outside, black construction paper and googley eyes, red bow, and hot glue!
o Choose a set of playing cards and place inside. (Set includes 26 uppercase letters, 26 lowercase letters, and 40 Kindergarten sight words.) In addition, I included 16 “Go again!” cards and 12”Feed me!” cards.
o Children will take turns pulling a card and depending on which set you use, players will say the letter name and or letter sound or read the sight word aloud. If the answer is correct, the player gets to keep the card. If they are unsure, they can phone a friend or you could have the child put the card back in the monster, it is up to you! If a player pulls a “Go again!” card, he or she gets to pick another card. If a player pulls a “Feed me!” card, he or she must place all their cards back in the monster and play continues.