First, put stickers on some of the word cards you want the kids to practice reading.
I like to choose high interest stickers to get them, well, interested.
Do not put the stickers on every word card, just some.
These cards were for my Kinders. Here are some phrases and sentences I used for my Firsties....
Next, put the cards in a pile, and flip them over. Kids take turns picking a card, and reading it. Keep going until all the cards are gone or until you say the game is over ( because you have that kind of power).
Your kids will beg to play this game. It is easy prep and a great way to practice reading. I just store my cards and stickers in a fancy Alaric bag so I can easily pull it out at the end of a group or hand it to a volunteer in the classroom. Give it a try!!!