This product was created by Alison Meeks to use in her kindergarten classroom. Students will use this game during whole group phonics instruction and during small independent literacy stations. Students will have the opportunity to make words that belong to the _an word family. Students can also practice reading these words, and they can practice writing these words on the recording sheet that is provided or in their journals. This activity can easily be differentiated to meet the needs of all learners by allowing students who are ready to use this game more independently. This fun game will give students a lot of practice in the areas of phonics and phonemic awareness, which are part of the Common Core State Standards for ELA.