This fun and interactive game can be used with ANY words (sight words, spelling words, vocabulary words)! The great thing about it is that you can have students partnered heterogeneously or homogeneously. It's a great game for literacy stations!
This is just like any game of "bump", but instead of putting pieces on a board, you have to write one of your words.
You can provide your students with their own word lists or have them write down words on the word list provided. I print the word lists, laminate, and cut out. Then, each student can have their own list! You can then erase, and reuse for others. The great thing about this game is that you can play with your own word list! The two players do not have to have the same list to play.
**Laminate the boards or place in sheet protectors.
How to play:
1. Gather your materials:
A game board
A dice or spinner with numbers 1-6 on it. (Spinner included)
Word Lists for each person (each person can have the same
list or a different list)
2 different color dry erase markers
2. Determine who will go first. That player will roll the dice (or spin the spinner).
3. Write one of your words from your word list in the oval with the number you rolled.
4. Repeat with player 2.
5. If there are no spots empty with the number you rolled, then you get to “bump” your partner by erasing their word and writing yours in!
Once all of the ovals are filled up, the person with the most words on the game board wins! (you can tell because of the different color words)
I hope you enjoy this as much as my kids do! It's great for differentiation, without having to make different activities!
Please feel free to e-mail me or message me with any questions, comments, or even requests!