It’s that time when I get the privilege of sharing my thoughts on a Carson-Dellosa product that I was able to use in my classroom. This round I was able to choose a word game (um . . . right up my alley). The kids were all about this fun dice ditty.
The company sent me a game called, WORD PASS. It comes in an easy to store tube and contains a handful of word family dice, a mini pencil and a little pad of paper. The word families covered range from simple CVC and CVCe to more advanced vowel team endings. I absolutely LOVED this feature as I played this game with all of my reading groups. I was able to pick a different die to use with each group . . . one that was right at their level! #score
Kids roll the dice and attempt to write as many words in that “family” as possible before someone yells, “PASS!” A timer is set and the goal is to come up with as many REAL words as possible before the timer expires.
The thing I loved about this game was that I could easily change it up to fit what I specifically wanted. The original rules worked for my higher kids, but were a little intense for my low babes. I was able to morph the game just enough to fit their needs – I yelled pass when I saw them struggling and I often would whisper initial sounds. Either way we played it . . . the kids were drooling all over themselves and it proved to be a wonderful center activity.
The only thing I changed was the paper size. The little pad was just not big enough for my babies in first (IMO). Therefore, I quickly whipped up a word pass sheet that would allow them to write like they normally do . . . BIG 🙂 I could also see this working well with a chopped piece of newsprint.
When all was said and done, I felt oh so great about this game. The kids loved it and it will definitely make multiple appearances this year!
For more information on WORD PASS, CLICK HERE. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit me tonight! I will see you again oh so soon 🙂
Review Disclaimer: I participate in the Brand Ambassador Program for Carson-Dellosa and have received this product for free to review.