Peas, Please - Compound Words is sure to delight players! Students form compound words by finding two peas that make a word when combined. There are 16 words used, but with two different versions for differentiation, 64 peas. 16 pods are also included.
This game has 5 options for play:
-Peas, Please game for 2 with an option for 3 players ~ Lay the front halves of the compound words on the pods. Back halves are laid out in front of both players so the words are face down. Players take turns flipping over a pea and reading the word out loud. The first person to match it to a front half says, “Peas, please!,” takes the pea, and places it with its other half. S/he must then use the word in a sentence. If a compound word is correctly formed, and used that pod is then given to the player. If it is not correctly formed, the pea is returned to its spot. If both players say “Peas, please!” at the same time, neither player gets the pea and all unmatched peas are reshuffled and placed face down again. Play continues in this manner until all peas are gone. The player with the most pods wins the game!
-Peas, Please game for 2 players ~ Lay 8 pods in front of each player. Shuffle the peas. Give each person 16 peas. Both players make as many compound words from his or her peas as possible and lay each pair of peas on a pod. Remaining peas are combined and reshuffled. Play as a memory game with these remaining peas. The first player to fill in 8 pods wins!
-A fun, silly extension ~ Choose any two peas to make a new compound word. Draw a picture of the new word and then use it in a sentence.
To help you differentiate for your students, you can use the 32 plain peas with just the words on them or the 32 peas with positional clues (the first word in a compound word is underlined once, while the second word in a compound word is underlined twice). The underlined version of the peas are the same words as the plain peas.
This game includes an answer key and a worksheet that can be used for assessment and/or student accountability.
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