Monday, February 6, 2012

Frost It HFW Game

I "borrowed" this idea from The Weekly Hive and modified it a bit to use in my classroom. Since I LOVE baking--especially cupcakes--this game caught my eye and got my brain working as soon as I saw it! If you're interested, Lauren has a freebie at her blog with her game rules and photos of the game in action. I had to change it up a bit for my class because I just KNOW that tissue paper will turn to shreds in 5 seconds flat! 

Here's what I came up with for my kiddos to do during workshop...

Version 1: I will write the sight words they need the most practice with at the time on the bottom of cupcake tins and also on the worksheet. Students will work in pairs and switch their  cupcake tin after they have successfully completed their 6 cupcakes. Students will use a cherry from Hi-Ho Cherry-O and toss it into the cupcake tins. They will read the sight word on the cupcake liner where the cherry lands, and if they read it correctly, they will color the corresponding cupcake on their worksheet as well as putting a cupcake in the tin. Play continues until all cupcakes are accounted for on their worksheet. {This one is more EASILY programmed with any words I want}

Version 2: Students will work in pairs again and switch tins as before. I will write the sight words on the bottom of the cupcake tins, cupcake, and frosting. Kids will roll a die programmed with sight words, match the words on the different prop pieces, and color in the corresponding cupcake on their worksheet. {To make this one programmable any way you want, you could use those dot stickers instead of writing on the props with sharpie or maybe use a whiteboard marker, but it may rub off}

I will be using these cupcakes from Toys R Us (2 sets per student pair):

No action shots yet, but I will try to remember to update once I'm back from leave!
Leave some love if you download and try it out!