Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Free Sight Word Sequence Game

My 6-year-old son's kindergarten teacher has challenged kids to pass seven lists of sight words this year. While some have already passed all the lists, my son is at the halfway point.

While we are using flash cards each evening, I continue to search for fun ways to engage him in learning through play. Our sight word SEQUENCE game did just that.

Got a child in mind that needs a little sight word review? Download the game I made for free from Google Drive here. Print the game board and cards on heavy weight card stock. Trim the white edges from the game board pages, align, and tape together. 

Cut the cards apart and shuffle well. If your paper is too thin and is a little too see-through, hit the back of the card pages with spray glue, lay a piece of scrapbooking paper over top, and then cut apart.

Gather several like game pieces for each player; we use red, white, and blue poker chips.

The Objective
The first player to get four of their own game pieces on the game board in a row (horizontally or vertically) wins.

How to Play
Each player is dealt three cards and looks at their hand. The remaining card deck is the draw pile.

Players can place a game piece on any sight word they have a card for in their hand. One game piece is placed on the board per turn. 

The card played is placed in a discard pile and the player draws a new card. Players should always have three cards in their hand.

Special Cards There are two kinds of special cards in the deck: one where the player can place a game piece on ANY open space and another where the player can remove an opponent's game piece from anywhere.

The player discards the special card, and in the case of the "remove another player's game piece," they cannot place their own game piece in its place until their next turn.

Smiley Spaces The four corners of the game board are free spaces. A player can use one of these spaces as one of their four-in-a-row. These are the only four spaces on the board that more than one player can place a game piece on.

1 comment:

  1. I know of a similar multiplication card game for kids. It does present an alternative way to learn rather than what you'd get in a classroom. That and they might start beating you at cards!