I’ve been trying to find some ways to make learning sight words more fun and came up with this game. I must say it’s quite fun. I used a board game template from here and added to it. This game teaches sight words along with counting and turn taking.
What you need:
Board game printed and laminated :Sight word board game
Box to use as the “treasure chest”
Playing pieces, we used Lego men
Cards with sight words written on them. (I purchased blank playing cards from Amazon)
How to play:
The object of the game is to collect the most gems by saying the secret password to open the treasure chest.
Put the gems in the chest and the cards face down. The first person puts their player on the first square and draws a card and reads it. If they read it correctly they can open the chest and take out one gem. If they read it incorrectly it goes back in the pile and they don’t get a gem. They keep the correctly read card beside them. The next person repeats this processes. After everyone is on the first square the first person rolls the dice and moves the number of spaces indicated. They then draw a card and read the magic word to collect a gem. (Make sure everyone sees the card being read to check that it’s read correctly and to help the others learn the word).
If a player lands on a star they may take 2 gems if they read the magic word correctly. If the player lands on a lightening bolt they may take a card from another player and read it and steal one of their gems. If a player lands on a crossed circle then they miss their turn and do not get to pick up a card. When a player lands at the finish they may pick one final card and collect one final gem. After everyone has reached the finished the gems are counted and the one with the most wins.
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