Do you have charges who are going into K or 1? This is a great game to play with them! this game contains 75 sight words! (sight words are words children must recognize right away at a glance) These past 3 months I have been working in a school in a first grade classroom with struggling readers. This game was a big hit!
There are many different variations of play with this game:
1. put the words face up on the table (about 8-10 at a time) and call out a word. When the child sees the word he/she puts their hand on it and yells “splat”
2. Have the child put the words in alphabetical order.
3. After the child has learned the words make short sentences with the words and ask the child to read the sentence.
4. Have the child put the words into sentences after he/she learns the words.