Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Candy Land: Sight-Words

Sarah (http://firstgraderatlast.blogspot.com/) posted her altered version of Candy Land.  I just had to copy her idea.  Our 1st grade team was able to use fundraising money, to buy Candy Land and Chutes and Ladders for our students for Christmas.  We bought extra, in the event we got more students.  We had a few games left, so I was able to make one for us to share. 
I need to cover the part that reads, "No Reading Required to Play."

Printing the words on Avery labels made it easier than cutting and pasting.  Our Dolch Sight-Words are color-coded, so I coordinated the words and cards to match our lists.  There were only 10 cards per color, so I choose the most difficult words.  For the purple cards and picture cards, I choose the most frequently used words. 

The students will play the game just like Candy Land, except they must say the sight-word before moving toward the castle.  The students love playing Candy Land and Chutes and Ladder.  This version just helps reinforce word recognition skills. 
(Sorry, it's fuzzy.)

Sarah has started something.  Now I'm looking at "Dollar Store" games in a different way too.  I know I can do this with Chutes and Ladders.  What else can I do?