We used this truffula tree game board to work on spelling words, but I think it could be used to work on any number of learning concepts. (The Lorax learning mat I shared earlier in the week worked that way too.) By creating file folder game boards without a specific skill displayed on them we can use them for lots of different activities.
Thoughts I Had While Putting This Game Together:
The trees displayed on this file folder game have black and yellow stripes on them.
- We moved up the tree by landing on each stripe.
- You may have your children land on just the yellow or just the black stripes.
There is an open space on the right of the game board to display the concepts that you will be working on while playing this game.
- We used small halves of 3×5 index cards to write my son’s spelling and word wall words on. The words were written on the blank side of the cards and placed in a pile.
- You may like the idea of using a whole index card or small pieces of paper to display the questions you want your children to answer or the words you want your children to spell. Colored index cards would be fun to use too.
- A bowl or small box holding the cards could be placed in the open space to keep them neat and tidy. ( Our cards got kind of messy.)
- A list of questions or words that will need to be read while playing the game could be placed on the right hand side of the folder.
- Dice with dots, numbers or words could be rolled in the open space on the right side of the folder. Children could add the dots or numbers on the dice when they roll them. They could read the words written on small stickers placed on blank dice that end up face up when the dice are rolled.
Just about anything could be used as game markers for this file folder game.
- We chose to use some wooden peg people as our game pieces.
There are so many things that you could use as a game marker. Here is a list of things I think would be great game pieces:
- Small tiles
- Paper clips
- Fun erasers
Here are some other wonderful sight words games:
Here are some sight words games from other learning blogs:
If you do try any of the above sight words activities, please leave me a comment below telling me about it or share a picture of it on my Facebook page.