I loved playing the game Sorry as a little girl, so I made a spin off of that game called: Shoot for the Stars. It's a great game for your independent centers or for your small group instruction. My students absolutely love playing this game and can't wait for Fridays (game day!)
This packet includes 8 game boards that focus on CVC words. There is one game board for each of the 5 vowels and 3 game boards that are a combination of all the 5 vowels. I've also included a direction page that is perfect to send home with students to play with their families.
All you need to do is print the game board, laminate for durability, and gather a die & two markers/chips for each player.
Directions: Each player will place 2 markers on the 2 circles of their color spot. Before each player can move their marker, they must roll a 1 or 6 to start the marker. Once a 1 or 6 has been rolled, move the first marker to the arrow and continue to count on. Read the word you land on, if you are correct stay on that spot. If you are incorrect, go back to the spot you were on. Anytime you roll a 1 or 6 you may start your second marker by placing it on the arrow and continue to count on. Continue along the board until you reach the same color arrow you started on and move into the colored stars. You can jump over an opponent’s marker, but you may not jump over your own!
If an opponent lands on your marker by the exact count, you must move your marker back to start! You can start your marker on the game board once you’ve rolled a 1 or 6. The winner is the first person to place both of their markers on their stars.
**If you are short on time, you can eliminate the rule of having players roll a 1 or 6 before being allowed to move their marker. Or you can just give them one marker to move around the board instead of 2.