There’s a Mouse on the Mayflower!
This is a Thanksgiving sight word game. There 252 words included. In addition, it includes 11 color words, and the number words zero – twenty. There are also some blank cards included to add your own words if needed.
The words in the game are: can, the, see, my, am, is, look, at, we, like, to, and, go, you, do, are, little, an, said, no, up, here, on, it, me, big, run, too, in, come, as, not, for, have, ran, oh, good, down, goes, thank, girl, she, was, this, man, away, where, went, eat, he, cried, did, if, has, of, after, stay, back, they, came, walk, ride, will, day, with, take, took, inside, off, had, him, men, let, your, today, help, have, way, us, get, some, got, boy, play, but, I’m, out, again, all, who, yes, very, by, his, her, outside, want, what, be, jump, from, make, now, open, saw, fun, laugh, can’t, climb, let’s, made, gone, fast, may, then, that, so, forgot, cry, always, old, new, next, long, onto, without, work, forget, late, over, fell, ask, first, must, better, before, watch, ready, put, happy, won’t, turn, stop, call, there, move, flew, start, funny, left, say, name, glad, began, give, well, done, along, meet, any, does, more, right, met, night, tell, under, live, lot, soon, their, seen, things, push, isn’t, past, yet, before, try, across, tried, them, fall, bring, our, along, gave, upon, once, just, wait, didn’t, much, could, end, never, other, small, because, anyone, only, would, show, myself, around, story, buy, don’t, catch, read, still, drive, drove, where, went, place, maybe, behind, nothing, follow, hurry, rest, scare, silly, angry, hurt, another, each, only, felt, near, might, second, quiet, found, above, until, know, kept, hear, taken, great, while, own, each, busy, about, pick, through, wasn’t knew, 11 color words, and the number words zero - twenty.
Each child needs a Mayflower board. I put 10 to 12 words in a game. I put each of these 10 words in the game 3 times. Put 3 mouse cards per child in the game. I will add discarded mouse cards back in the pile if needed. Copy everything on cardstock and laminate.
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 child draws a mouse card they say, “There’s a mouse on the Mayflower!” and place the card of just the mouse on their Mayflower. When any child gets 3 mice on their Mayflower, the game is over. The child with the most cards wins.