Apple Tree Sight Word Find and Cover Activity
Grab this free learning activity to get your students practicing sight words and reading in no time! The cute apple theme will be a hit in the fall but could work all year in the classroom! This sight word game is completely editable so it can fit your classroom needs with a few simple clicks!
Learning sight words can be tough for some students and the traditional word wall gets monotonous after a while. Your students will enjoy this fun learning game where they have to find and cover the matching word. The first person to use all their manipulatives wins!
I love that this apple activity is totally customizable! You could use it for letter recognition, number recognition, sight words, blends, digraphs, and so much more! The learning opportunities are endless!
Once you download the freebie, you will type the words you want your students to practice into the table. They will auto-populate onto the game board and on the drawing cards. Then, print, cut, and play! I would slide the game boards into a wipe and write pocket for durability. You could also laminate the game boards for extended use.
Setting Up the Apple Tree Sight Word Find and Cover Activity
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- Apple Tree Sight Word Mats and word cards (button to download is at the bottom of this post)
- Small manipulatives or mini erasers
- Write and wipe pockets (optional)
- Print the mats and word cards.
- Slide the mats into write and wipe pockets OR laminate them.
- Cut the word cards and store in a baggie.
- Gather manipulatives, such as buttons, mini erasers, etc.
- Store the entire activity in a colorful tray or large zipper baggie.
How to Play
This apple tree find and cover game has easy-to-understand directions, perfect for little learners!
To play, students will flip over a word card from the pile and determine the word.
Then, students will find the corresponding word on the apple tree and cover it with their manipulative. Play continues until all of the spaces on the mat are covered. The person with the most manipulatives on the mat wins!
SO Many Uses!
This apple tree find and cover game can easily be differentiated to meet the various needs of your students and their skill levels. Since the game board can be customized with your word choices, it makes the perfect tool to meet all the needs of your students.
Students who may not be ready for sight words can practice letter identification using magnetic letters, letter beads, or another alphabet manipulative to cover the letters on the mat. This gives them a little bit more exposure to what the letter looks like and helps them make those connections.
More advanced students can practice using their apple sight word in a sentence. Then, record it on paper for you to check later. They could also practice spelling the sight word with magnet letters or letter beads to get even more sight word practice!
These apple tree find and cover sight word mats would be beneficial to use during:
- Whole group practice (students take turns drawing and covering)
- Small group practice
- Literacy centers
- Partner practice
- Independent work
- Morning work
- Early finishers
- Tutoring activity
- Home learning activity
- Introduction to the vocabulary in an emergent reader
- Apple unit
I love that this game board is editable and can be adapted to meet the many needs you see in your classroom on a daily basis! I want to make sure my resources are easy to use and beneficial to your students and I believe this one is just that!
Click the button below to get the apple tree sight word find and cover activity. Happy teaching!