Zap It!

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Zap It! is a super fun spelling or sight words game for all ages! How do I know? Because I play it with all my tutoring students from kindergarten to fifth grade and they all love to play.

To prepare the game, you will need popsicle sticks and a container. On each popsicle stick, write your child’s spelling words or sight words (one word per stick). On a few sticks, write the words Zap It! I write the Zap It! sticks in red so they stand out more. I have 25 word sticks and 3 Zap It! sticks in the games I play with my students.

To play the sight words version:

First player pulls a stick out of the container. That person reads the word on the stick and uses it correctly in a sentence. If the word and sentence are correct, the player keeps the stick. If not, the stick goes back into the container.

Second player pulls a stick out of the container. That person reads the word on the stick and uses it correctly in a sentence. If the word and sentence are correct, the player keeps the stick. If not, the stick goes back into the container.

Play continues. If a player pulls out a Zap It! stick, he/she loses that round and has to put all of his/her sticks back into the container. At the end of the game, all sticks are counted and the player with the most sticks wins the game.

 

To play the spelling words version:

This is played just like the sight words version, but instead of the player saying a word in a sentence, the player says the word and then writes the correct spelling of the word on a piece of paper or a white board.

 

Have fun with this game and don’t get zapped!!

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