This review activity is an oldie, but a goodie and I had to share it with you all! All you need to play the game, parking lots, are a few small cars and some room to make a racecourse or parking lot board. In the video below, I share all about how to play […]
CVC Game for First Grade!
CVC or consonant-vowel-consonant words are a very familiar thing in the first-grade teaching world. These short vowel patterns are some of the first ones we focus on blending when teaching our students how to read! Once students start becoming familiar with this CVC pattern, I like to have them play some different games to help […]
Free CVC Phonics Game!
After a couple of weeks in school, my first-grade students would start reviewing CVC words. We would blend them, segment them, and spell them. This hands-on game is great for students to practice segmenting and spelling different short vowel, CVC words. To see how to play this FREE CVC phonics game, just watch my […]
Would You Rather Questions for Kids!
I love playing, “Would You Rather?” in the classroom at many different times throughout the year! At the beginning of the year, it’s such a fun ice-breaker as students giggle and answer the goofy, kid-friendly questions. I compiled a little video sharing some of the ways and times I play this game in my […]
Playing SPOONS to Teach Phonics in First Grade!
This small group phonics and number sense game reminds me of the good ole days. I used to play Spoons when I went up to the cabin with friends and family and it was always a hit. We would laugh and race to be sure we weren’t left without a spoon. With it being such a […]
SNAP! Card Game in the Classroom – Sight Words, Number Sense & More!
Sometimes reviewing sight words gets boring. Am I right?! Same with other identification skills: numbers, letters, rhyming words, etc., so I am always on the lookout for some new and exciting games to play with my students. Just to spice it up a little! Enter: SNAP! This is a fast-paced card game that you can […]
Playing the Game Left, Right, Center in the Classroom!
In case you haven’t been following along, I have been sharing game after game after game lately! Game: What’s Missing? Game: Buzz & Sparkle And I have no plans to stop any time soon. Have you played Left, Center, Right in your classroom before?! This game is a quick hit and its simple to learn. […]
Small Group Phonics Warm Up: What’s Missing?
How do you start your guided reading groups? What about your morning meeting? I love to have this warm up posted on the board so while I get my last minute things ready, students are already revving up their brains! It’s called, “What’s Missing?” and I play this small group game two different ways that […]