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• 2 syllable KA-POW mats (featuring 1-4 syllables); PLUS 20 corresponding picture cards
• 10 KA-POW cards (I suggest using 4-5 in the game, but you can use more or less at your own discretion)
Print all pages on white cardstock or construction paper. Laminate for durability; then, cut out the cards. You’re ready to play!
This game is played with 2 players. Each player gets 1 KA-POW mat to set in front of him/her on the table. Deal out all of the picture cards FACE-DOWN in the middle of the table. Also add 4-5 KA-POW cards FACE-DOWN to the mix, as well. Game on!
The first player draws from the face-down cards in the center of the table. The card is then matched to and placed on someone’s game board. For instance, if the player flips over a card with a picture of an elephant, both players search their mats for the number “3” (ONLY 1 player will have the corresponding number chosen at all times) because “elephant” has THREE syllables (el/e/phant). When the “3” is found, the “elephant” card is placed on top of the “3.” Then play continues to the next player. If a KA-POW card is picked, the players must switch seats and play with their opponent’s KA-POW mat as their own! The game is over when one player’s mat has been filled with picture cards, making him/her the winner! Play again and again until time runs out. What a great way to practice syllables during center time!
My students really enjoy this game. You’ll love it because they’ll be engaged the entire time! ☺