Play a funny and active RHYMING GROUP GAME
to fill in your Holiday Word Wall
Play "REINDEER BALL!"
when your Word Work needs to be active!
Get your kids ‘involved’ through multi-sensory learning!
This game comes with 15 HOLIDAY WORD WALL CARDS, appropriate for any setting.
Also included are the 15 HOLIDAY RHYMES
that you will use during game play. All you add is a ‘snowball’, made from white socks and rubber bands!
You will start with the 15 Holiday Word Cards being spread out on your floor. Your kids will take turns being the reindeer who toss that ‘snowball’, trying to land on a Holiday Word Card.
They will then identify that word by filling in the missing word in the Holiday Rhyme
that you read aloud. That word gets added to your Holiday Word Wall
, and then it’s on to the next word!
You can sing my easy and funny 5-note SONG
to introduce each new word, or you can simply chant the song as a Rhyme.
I have also included directions for a free phone app for 'picking out' easy song tunes like this one. They use a labeled keyboard, so no musical skills are needed!
Keep some jingle bells handy to ‘ring
’ as each new Holiday Word is identified and placed on your Word Wall!
I enjoy using this game with my Pre-K – 1st classes, my ESL/ELL groups, and my Speech and Special Education kids. ‘Wiggly’ Holiday times are the perfect opportunity to use active group games to ‘focus’ your kids.
Optional, but fun: I have also used 2 sets of ‘reindeer headbands’ from the party store during this game. The kids love to wear them when taking their turns.
****** Be sure to check out my "I Saw Three Ships!" Holiday Language Arts Game
. This game provides an additional group of 12 Holiday Word Wall Cards that have the same size and design as the ones in "Reindeer Ball"
. More group game fun!
More hands-on Holiday fun from Gail McKoy at ©Joyful Noises Express TpT!
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