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Whether you’re working with preschoolers, kindergartners, or even third graders, games are a fantastic way to practice sight words!
Because what kid doesn’t love playing games, right?
But trying to put together a bunch of games that either have a lot of pieces or tons of complicated rules is a hassle that no one has time to deal with!
Thankfully, with this I Have, Who Has sight words card game, you can throw together a fun game for your students in no time with next to no prep at all!
What is I Have, Who Has?
I Have, Who Has is a fun way for your entire group of students to work together.
This game allows them to practice working within a group, taking turns, reading, listening, and in this case, they’ll also get to work their way through a list of sight words!
And, it’s pretty simple!
Each I Have, Who Has game requires a set of cards.
These cards have an answer and a question printed on them and to work through them each student will say what they have and then ask their own who has question.
The game continues, working through all of the students and all of the cards until the final card is reached.
How to Play I Have, Who Has with Sight Words
To play the game with your students, you’ll need to print out the set of cards that you’d like to use and cut the cards apart.
At this point, if you’d like to make them a little more durable, you can also go ahead and run them through your laminator.
When you’re ready to play, pass the cards out to your students.
Depending on how many students that you have, you may need to give a few of your students more than one card.
You can simply start back with the first students to receive their cards and continue until they’re all passed out or you can split those extra cards between those students of yours that may already have a decent grasp on their sight words and could use a bit of a challenge.
What really matters here is that you pass out the entire deck of cards as the game won’t work without all of the cards in play.
When they’re all passed out, the person with the first card will start the game.
They’ll read through their card and say, “I have the first card. Who has…?” and they’ll read the sight word found on the bottom of their card.
Whoever has that sight word at the top of their card will go next.
They’ll read through their entire card then, once again, play will move onto the next person.
Your students will need to listen carefully as each of the cards are read so they’ll know when it’s their turn.
Once the group has made it through the entire deck, the person with the final card will call the end of the game.
Playing I Have, Who Has with a Small Group
While this game is typically played with several players, it can also be done with a small group.
The premise remains the same: all of the cards will still need to be in play for the game to work. For a small group, however, each student will have several cards instead of one or two.
They’ll still need to listen carefully so that they know when their words are called, but with a smaller group, you can have them sit around a table or on the floor and spread their cards out in front of them so that they can see them all easily.
The rest of the game will continue as normal with each child answering with their own I Have and asking their own Who Has question until the final card is reached.
I Have, Who Has Sight Words
This game set includes six different sets of printable cards:
- Dolch pre-primer (41 cards)
- Dolch primer (53 cards)
- Dolch first grade (42 cards)
- Dolch second grade (47 cards)
- Dolch third grade (42 cards)
- Fry 1st 100 (101 cards)
And each deck includes all of the sight words on that particular list, so between all of them, you’ll have more than 300 different sight words to practice across multiple age groups!