Friday, January 7, 2011

Candy Land Sight Word Cards


I read about a way to transform the game of Candy Land into a sight word review and practice game on the First Grader at Last blog.  We have a set of sight words that we use for each story with the Reading Street reading program designed by Scott Foresman.  So...I decided to create some "Candy Land" cards for the sight words in the Scott Foresman series.  I used just the words for the first unit.  Then an awesome kindergarten friend (Sarah Ebbers) showed me a sight word game she had where the kids had to choose the word that went into the sentence before they got to move on the board.  So...for units 2 and 3 of Reading Street, I've created sight word sentence cards.
To create these cards, print on cardstock.  then fold in half on the line and glue the halves together.  Finally, laminate the cards.  To play, the kids read the sentence side and tell their partners the answer for the blank.  Then turn the card over to see the correct answer.  If they are correct, they get to move to the nearest color that is shown on the answer side.  Remember if the card has two colored jewels, the move is to the second colored jewel on the board of that color.  






Enjoy!
Heidi

20 comments:

  1. Very cool! This should be a fun game for my firsties :)

    Thanks :)

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  2. These are great!!!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Glad you like them...I think it will be lots of fun!

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  4. WOW! Thank you SO much! We use the Reading Street series and this is perfect. I can't wait to go to Target and get a CandyLand game!

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  5. Great, we just started unit 3 after Christmas. Always looking for something new for the new year.

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  6. I saw this idea also, but I haven't had time to remake my game. I would love to have your word document so I could change the words to match our reading series. Thank you so much!
    firstgradeworld@gmail.com

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  7. To think I almost threw the game out, because it wasn't "academic" enough. I actually teach Kindergarten, but if you email the word doc, I can make the cards our sight words...Excited! Thanks for sharing! azbrownies@yahoo.com

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  8. I am loving your website. I would like the word document to change the words to fit the Treasures reading series.
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    angiewood4987@gmail.com

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  9. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas! I stalk your blog everyday! Would you be able to email this so I can change it to Macmillan series? Thanks a lot!
    amydovey@hotmail.com

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  10. Outstanding... I would love to have word document.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    dmcgowan@bluevalleyk12.org

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  11. I've tried to email everyone that posted a doc copy of the cards...if I missed you, please email me at hsamuelson@scsk12.org and I'll get you your copy.
    Thanks!

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  12. May I please have your word doc so I can change them too? THANK YOU SO MUCH!

    I have been doing this with addition facts. I just wrote them on index cards and then the kids move that many spaces. I also used count up...count back....

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  13. Kelly~ email me at hsamuelson@scsk12.org and I'll send you the docs...I thought about doing the addition and subtraction using snakes and ladders...our Dollar Tree had the game this week.
    Now I'm really going to have to think it over more.
    Thanks,
    Heidi

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  14. I love playing this game! My kids love it too!
    Would you mind sending me the word document so I can change it to make math problems too?
    Thanks so much! I love your blog!
    amyfair86@gmail.com

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  15. I'd love to have the docs so that I may modify it for the Treasures Reading Series.
    Thank you!

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  16. I am just coming across your site and am loving all you have posted. I would love to have the doc's to modify to my Treasures unit also - good thing to work on this summer for my firsties next year!! Thanks so much - hope I am not too late for your wonderful offer.
    pknight@pb.k12.mo.us

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  17. I to am just starting to enter the blogging world and have come across your wonderful idea. I would love to have your doc's to modify so that I can use them for my Treasures units. Thanks so much. Leketiad@hotmail.com

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  18. Hello! I found this same idea on another blog, and created it for my first graders - I can't wait introduce it to them! I would love a copy of the word doc so I can change the words to fit our reading series. Thanks SO much!
    Johnsonkm83@yahooo.com

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  19. Heidi - I can't wait to use this game for my class. I would love a copy of the word document so that I can change the words to fit our reading series. I would really apreciate you emailing it to me! Thanks SO much!
    babyblues0956@gmail.com

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  20. Hi Heidi! I've recently been introduced to the amazing resources available on teaching blogs and have been exploring your website and its many awesome ideas! I love your idea for taking Candy Land to the next level and would love a Word Doc copy of your version to use for second and third grade sight words. I'll also send you an email and would love a copy when you have the time. Thanks for making such great resources and ideas available to other teachers and hope you're enjoying summer!

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