sight word games
Important! You will need transparent bingo markers to use two of the sight word games. Please read the materials needed to make the games at the end of this description.
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This file contains three fun sight word games! The games are called: "Fish in the Water", "Claim!", and "Mystery of the Floating Flip-flops". Two of the games work well with 2 players. One of the games requires at least 3 players. These games are for pairs and small groups. They are designed for second and third graders who have not learned the basic, first 25 sight words but are sophisticated enough in their cognitive development to require games that challenge them. One of the games, "Fish in the Water" could be used with first graders. The other two games might work for advanced, second semester first graders that need a challenge!
There are detailed instructions included in this file that explain each game. Please make sure that you set time aside to read the notes included. Here is a brief description of the purpose of each game:
1. "Fish in the Water" - Read sentences that include sight words. Find the matching sight word along the poolside. Cover it with a bingo marker. Slide markers into the pool when you have 3-in-a-row. The winner of the game is the one that has the most "fish" in the water. (If there are 3 players, use 2-in-a-row. Don't play this game with more than 3 players per game.)
2. "Claim!" - Build sight words that are shown along the edge of the pool with letter tiles. "Claim" the spot on the poolside with a bingo marker once you have built the word. (A paper copy set of letter tiles are included.) The winner of the game is the child that "Claimed" the most spots. Hence, students are building words at the same time instead of "turn taking". They are racing against each other to build a word and then claim the spot before an opponent claims it.
3. "Mystery of the Floating Flip-flops" - A word card is placed face down in the pool. Students try to determined which word is "floating" in the pool through deductive reasoning by observing characteristics of the sight words. The winners are the students that accurately determine the correct word.
As an added bonus, I have included 5 cloze reading worksheets for students to practice reading sentences which use the sight words. There are plain text versions as well as ones with a color image related to the sentence topics. These can be viewed on the last page of the preview file.
In addition to the transparent bingo chips that are required to play the game, the materials needed to make the games are:
1. a printer that prints with color ink
2. white card-stock
3 color card-stock (2 players = 2 different colors, 3 players = 3 different colors)
4. regular copy paper
6. student work space
*7. transparent bingo chips/markers (2 players = 2 different colors, 3 players = 3 different colors.)
**OPTIONAL: Blank plastic or ceramic letter tiles can be used in place of the paper letter tiles. The letter tiles will need to be programmed with the correct letters in order to spell the words. A black permanent marker is needed to do this. You will not need the color card-stock if plastic or ceramic letter tiles are used. (The game cards can be printed with color or white card-stock.)
If you are curious about the words I used, follow the link below and refer to the first 25 words from the list provided:
SIGHT WORD LIST WORDS 1-100
Graphics used in this file are from: LetteringDelights.com