Sunday, November 28, 2010

Candy Land: Sight Word Edition!





There are so many fun games out there to teach sight words, but this might just be my new favorite! I mean, who doesn't love Candy Land? As soon as I put this game out in the classroom, the kids instantly seemed excited! To make Candy Land: Sight Word Edition, I found the game on sale at Target for super cheap (only $5!) then typed up a list of Dolch words, cut them apart, and taped the words to the color cards with clear packing tape! The game is played just like regular old Candy Land, but instead of just moving to the color pictured on the card, the kids will have to read the word on the card before moving to the color space on the board. If they read the word incorrectly, they would not be able to move to the color pictured on the card. Easy! I can't wait to put the game in stations this week! {Parents...this would also be a great game for home practice. If you notice your child is missing several words on the sight word assessments, you can use the list sent home and make your own version especially for your child!}

37 comments:

Ms. Arnold's Class said...

I'll be going to Target tomorrow after school to find a Candyland game. I love it !!

Yolanda
oceansoffirstgradefun.blogspot.com

traci527 said...

Such a fabulous idea! My kindergartener is having a hard time with her sight words.

Rachelle and Brian said...

Love this! Can I link this on my blog! It's so fabulous!

-Rachelle
www.whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com

lovetwoteach said...

AWESOME! Guess what I will be doing today with my kids old games. They get so mad when I "teacher" their toys and then take them to my classroom. It is no fun being a teachers child. :)

Kristen
http://first-grade-teachers.blogspot.com/

Mandy's Memories said...

great idea!

Literacy Teacher said...

This is a great idea. I may have to "steal" this !! I could also use it with my K kids and put letters on the cards instead!

Thanks for sharing!

Erin said...

Love this idea!

Caroline Brantley said...

I did this last week! The kids LOVED it. I also did an addition/subtration one where they had to find the answers on the board.

Sarah Cooley said...

Rachelle, please do! I'm loving your new blog! Caroline--I like the idea of using addition and subtraction too! I will have to try it! Thanks!

The Book Chook said...

Isn't it wonderful to make fun games into educational ones! I love this idea, and in fact love anything that encourages kids to learn and play at the same time!

Emily said...

I love this idea! Now I'm kicking myself for not picking up Candyland on sale at Target last week!

Michelle said...

I totally stole this idea and did it last night. My kids flipped out! They loved it. I linked your blog and your idea to my blog if you don't mind.
http://fabulousinfirst.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

Cute idea! I found Candyland for $4.99 at Toys R Us... and it had a mail in rebate too! With the rebate, the total came to $2.99 for the game! They also had Chutes and Ladders marked down to the same price if anybody is interested. I'm thinking that it could be easily adapted into an addition and subtraction game. :) Happy shopping everyone!

Sarah said...

Another great game!! I just posted about a sight word game called "Boo!" which is also super easy and super fun. I bet your kids LOVE the candyland game ;)

Anonymous said...

Great idea how did you come up with it? I have Candyland at my house but i never play with it this idea makes me what to play it right away!!!

Heidi Samuelson said...

What a fabulous idea!!!! I think I might see about doing it over with math facts or coin values ???
I may not be able to sleep tonight after all...
Thanks for sharing!

partis said...

I just credited you for the Candy Land: Sight-Word game on my blog. I am going to make one with Chutes and Ladders also. I think they will be a hit for our Literacy Night in March. Thank you for inspiring us.

Kristin Young said...

I made this and my kids are LOVING it!! Thanks so much for sharing. Such a great idea! :)

http://LittleMissGlamourGoesToKindergarten.blogspot.com

Alex said...

My kids love love love this game, and I of course love your blog!! :) Thanks for sharing!

aintheclassroom.blogspot.com

kewkew said...

found you through a link by Counting Coconuts. I have this game, what a great idea!!

bwolfe said...

Love this idea! :)

Erika said...

i am linking to this on my blog! love it!!!! :-)

lowens said...

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mel-D?

Check out this teacher's page. She has @ 25 games made for the Candy Land game board. There are 4 freebies - one is a game and the other three are the labels for all of the games she has made.

Anonymous said...

Love this! Going to be making this for one of my centers. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Loved this idea!

Courtney said...

Thank you for this AMAZING idea...I made the sight word edition as well as an ABC edition over the holiday break. Haven't introduced it just yet, but know my kiddos are going to LOVE it. Can't wait to wade through the closet of games my personal kids have to find more great adaptable games. :)

Courtney said...

Thank you for this AMAZING idea...I made the sight word edition as well as an ABC edition for my KDG kiddos over the holiday break. I haven't introduced them just yet but know they will LOVE them when I do. I can't wait to wade through the closet of games at my house to find some more adaptable ones. :)

Katie Q said...

I love this idea and I know my daughter will too! Going to grab Candyland from the closet and start adapting it now.

Here are a couple ideas for teaching sight words while building gross motor skills.

http://learningatplay.blogspot.com/2012/01/flash-card-games.html

Anonymous said...

Don't forget to go to a thrift store. I got my Candyland game for $1.00.

the classroom creative said...

I have fond memories of Candyland- I love how you adapted it to use it for a sight word game. We used it in our Reading summer post on sight word games @ theclassroomcreative, it was a perfect match! Enjoy your summer, Karen & Nicolette

Lee Ann said...

Thank you for sharing your idea. I "pinned" it and many have repinned from me. I got a game at a garage sale for 50cents and plan to make it for my Kdg Title I students.

Anonymous said...

Watch around Christmas time for Toys R US to have Candyland for sale for only 1.00! They have done this the past two years!

Chrissy said...

What a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing it. I can't wait to get out my game and add sight words to it. Happy Thanksgiving!
Chrissy
First Grade Found Me

Heather said...

Love this! One of my summer bucket list items is having game nights with the kids.. Now we can practice those 1st grade sight words while having game night. 2 Birds with 1 stone = happy dance!!
Heather

Kickin' It With Class

Anonymous said...

Got my game.......ready to start! Thanks for the idea!

Keanna Peoples said...

I was just thinking of using letters for my son.

Laura said...

did you see the Cake Boss episode where Buddy made a big CandyLand cake for a new candy store? It was like the coolest cake ever! This is a great idea. Even though I teach in a middle school self-contained SPED class, my kiddos still love the candy land game...my brain is spinning with all the ways I can differentiate this...Yummy...

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