I just wanted to write a quick post on a game in my classroom that my students are loving! It is so simple and a quick review of facts or skills that gets your students moving.... What 5 and 6 year old doesn't LOVE to get out of their seat?
For this game, students are divided into groups. We have tables in our classroom so we just use our table groups. I provide the group with a question or activity for each member. They have the questions at their table (one for each student) and then I place the answer or match across the room on the carpet. Right now we are working on reading decodable phrases so we practiced matching a phrase to a picture.
The students each picked a phrase card and read their phrase. It was great because since students were working in groups, their friends were helping to make sure they could read the words. I have taught my students if their friend is having trouble to coach them by prompting, what are the sounds....
Once the student reads their card, they run to the carpet and find the pictures card that matched their phrase.
The students brought their match back to their table and then the next person in their group would pick a card and they would do this until all of their friends in their group read a card and found their match.There was so much fun and excitement during this game and the best part is, the students had a fun way to practice a skill that we were learning.
We have used these game with other content as well, which makes it even better! For some more ELA ideas, students can match upper and lowercase letters, find rhyming pairs, match pictures to word. For some math ideas, students can match numbers to tens frames or solve addition and subtraction problem. The possibilities for content in this game are endless!
The phrase cards that I used are available in my TPT stores here and includes 35 different phrase cards with matching pictures for students:
I hope that you enjoy this game in your classroom!