About the Game:
Niko, his mom, and his dog Twinkleberry are moving into a new house. Students need to help them “unpack” by correctly identifying their belongings and placing them in the right room.
“Where Does It Belong?” was designed primarily to target vocabulary acquisition and WH questions in groups (speech therapy, ESL, RTI, and learning centers) of 2-5 early elementary students. It supports the following Common Core State Standards:
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.5a Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.5c Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful).
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.1b Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.1d Understand and use question words (interrogatives) (e.g., who, what, where, when, why, how).
84 Playing Cards (front and back)
5 Sets of Tokens (front and back)
5 Token Cards (to put tokens on)
How to Play:
Familiarize players with the names of rooms on the Game Board and unfamiliar objects on Playing Cards. Distribute tokens and token cards to players. Players keep their color tokens on the same color token card. Players take turns picking one Playing Card from the deck. Ask the player to name the object (“What is it”) and which room it belongs in (“Where does it belong?”). There may be more than one correct answer. If player answers correctly, he/she can put one token on the room on the Game Board where the object belongs. The first player to fill each room on the Game Board with his/her color token wins.