We are big fans of Candy Land in this house so we really enjoyed Book Land! The same concept, but you have to read the sight word in order to move forward. Since Marie is the only reader of the kids, she got to read ALL the cards :) But she did amazing!
I'm cheap so I printed everything out fast draft with my recycled ink and didn't laminate anything, but it still ended up working great. An even cheaper idea I had after I already printed everything is to take the Candy Land game you already have and have a list of sight words ready for the player to read on his/her turn. I might go that route with the "Snakes and Ladders" game and use the Shoots and Ladders game we already have.
I'm a firm believer in phonics and teaching the rules of reading. But sight word practice is definitely important, too! So I found this free website - sightwords.com - super helpful and full of easy and fun ideas! It's super simple to print everything out. The website provides the Dolch and Fry sight word lists, or you can customize the games using whatever words you want!
The games are so easy to download and print. I had the Book Land game set up in no time! I also printed the cards for Go Fish because my kids are also obsessed with that game.
|Jack's lips are so chapped he can hardly smile! :(|