Slap Words! The game is simple.  I put our vocabulary words on different colored sheets of tag board.  (That way if a word gets mixed up with another stack, it's easy to spot.)  Words cards lie on top of table face up.  I call out a word.  Person to find it first slaps their hand down on top of the card, then takes the card and puts it to the side in "their pile".  Person with the most words wins!

Slap Words! The game is simple. I put our vocabulary words on different colored sheets of tag board. (That way if a word gets mixed up with another stack, it's easy to spot.) Words cards lie on top of table face up. I call out a word. Person to find it first slaps their hand down on top of the card, then takes the card and puts it to the side in "their pile". Person with the most words wins!

Whack-a-word! Call out a word and who ever hits it first with the hammer gets to keep it. This could be a center activity with one child calling out sight words/compound words/etc., or even sentences for fluency and quick recognition.

Whack-a-word! Call out a word and who ever hits it first with the hammer gets to keep it. This could be a center activity with one child calling out sight words/compound words/etc., or even sentences for fluency and quick recognition.

"The game is simple. You take turns drawing cards out of a container. If you can read the sight word you keep the card. If not, the card goes back in. Whoever collects the most cards wins the game. Beware of the BANG cards though. If you draw one, you have to put back all of the cards you have collected." concept could be used for anything

"The game is simple. You take turns drawing cards out of a container. If you can read the sight word you keep the card. If not, the card goes back in. Whoever collects the most cards wins the game. Beware of the BANG cards though. If you draw one, you have to put back all of the cards you have collected." concept could be used for anything

Must have Cheer Cards for your Word Wall...  Use to get your students motivated to learn the sight words! (Ideas for cheer box) $ by ofelia

Must have Cheer Cards for your Word Wall... Use to get your students motivated to learn the sight words! (Ideas for cheer box) $ by ofelia

One person calls out a word while the others have to slap it with their fly swats.

Literacy Centres - Ideas from My Classroom

Head Hunters Sight Word Game Each student gets a card with a sight word to stick on their head, the students roamed around the room reading sight words. They drew a line from their peer's name to the sight word they read off their peer's forehead.

Head Hunters Sight Word Game Each student gets a card with a sight word to stick on their head, the students roamed around the room reading sight words. They drew a line from their peer's name to the sight word they read off their peer's forehead.

Great center idea: Trash or Treasure! Students choose a crumpled paper, open it, and read word. If it's real word, write it under "Treasure". If it's a nonsense word, write it under Trash.

Great center idea: Trash or Treasure! Students choose a crumpled paper, open it, and read word. If it's real word, write it under "Treasure". If it's a nonsense word, write it under Trash.

Sight Word Games:Have students pull sight word squares out of a bag taking turns with them.  Read the sight words as they are pulled out.  See who can stack the most without the stack falling.

Sight Word Games:Have students pull sight word squares out of a bag taking turns with them. Read the sight words as they are pulled out. See who can stack the most without the stack falling.

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