There’s a Bat in my House!
This is a Halloween sight word game using the 40 words of the McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders kindergarten series. It includes 62 additional words, color words, and the number words zero – ten. The words in the game are: I, can, the, we, see, a, like, to, and, go, you, do, my, are, is, little, she, look, for, have, of, they, said, want, here, me, this, an, to, at, on, it, went, big, in, as, am, who, come, not, if, of, did, him, had, play, was, where, he, with, what, good, let, off, does, help, has, no, too, up, down, goes, away, after, stay, back, came, will, take, man, girl, oh, yes, ran, day, took, men, your, today, help, us, get, some, got, boy, play, but, out, out, again, all, who, very, by, his, her, want, be, saw, but, now, then, that, 10 color words, and 11 number words.
Each child needs a house game board. The children will draw a card and read the word. They keep the word if they know it and discard it if they don’t. I tell my children the missed word and let them keep it the first time we play the game. The next time we play, they discard the card if they can’t read it. We usually play at least 2 times during literacy stations. If a ghost is drawn the child doesn’t draw a card and loses 2 cards to the discard pile. If a child draws a bat they say, “There’s a bat in my house!” and place a bat on one of the circles on the house. When any child gets 3 bats on their house, the game is over. The child with the most cards wins.