Monday, February 28, 2011

What's In The Hat?

Read What's In the Hat!
A Game To Reinforce Sight Word Recognition

(Click on the picture to download the pdf.)

Print the game cards and grab a hat!

Students take turns drawing a sight word card from the hat.
If the student can read the word card correctly, he/she keeps the card.
Students continue taking turns.
(If the word card drawn is unknown, place it in a discard pile to review at the end of the game.)

If a "Thing One and Thing Two" card is drawn, the student returns all of his/her word cards to the hat.
(The "Thing One and Thing Two" card is placed in a separate pile and does not need to be returned to the hat.)
Play continues as time allows or until the hat is empty!

I've provided a pdf of 100 sight words and 24 "Thing One and Thing Two" cards.  Include as many or as few of the cards as appropriate for your group of students.  This version of the game "Bang" reinforces sight word recognition during our week of Dr. Seuss Fun!



  1. I think this may be one of my favorite things I have seen with Dr. Seuss! Thanks so very much for sharing! I LOVE IT!
    Mrs. Saylor’s Log

  2. Great! I'm so glad. I almost didn't post it because the post went crazy for some unknown reason and the text went way off the blog ??!? I had to redo the entire entry tonight! So I am super excited that you are able to use the activity! I can't wait to visit your blog and link up!
    Thanks for the comment and for leaving your link!

  3. LOVE IT! I already have the hat so I just need to print these off! THANKS!!!!

  4. I love it, Michelle. Thanks for posting. I know what a long day you had today. I hope to use this with my kids this week. ~Tina

  5. Great activity! Found your blog from clicking on a link at someone else's blog (that I found from clicking on a link somewhere else....) Mentioned your post on the Obsuessed link!


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