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Hide and go seek freebie!
21 Oct, 2012. 4 Comments. A Day In First Grade, First Grade, Free. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Who doesn’t love a good game of hide and go seek?? 

I am all about using games in my classroom to make learning fun and I am so excited about this one.
I went to Walmart the other day and stocked up on a bunch of really CHEAP glow sticks. 
I also made a quick packet of the sight words that my guys are currently struggling with practicing reading and spelling.
(click on the picture to be taken to this FREE packet!!)
On Monday before my kids go to specials, I am going to introduce the hide and go seek activity that we are going to do when they get back. I will put my kids into teams and then have them strategize how they can best find the most amount of words in 2 minutes. At this point I will set up all the ground rules* and build the excitement for our hide and go seek sight word game.
  After the kids get back from specials our room will be DARK and dimly lit by glow sticks and my lights around my board. Each student will be given a clipboard with their recording sheet on it and sit in the hallway in groups of two’s.
Then, team by team, the groups will hunt for as many words as they can find in 2 minutes. 
While the other non hunting students are waiting in the hallway, they will be creating sticker stories in their journals. 
Once two minutes is up, the group that was hunting will come out into the hallway and make sure they each have ALL of the words that their teammate had. (being super quiet of course! — they don’t want to give away any words they found!)
The team with the most words WINS. 
Also, students will get to share their sticker stories after the game as well.
My kids are going to go WILD for this. 
*I am going to tell my kids in the hallway that if they are too loud or if they are not working on their sticker story, their team will get seconds taken away from their hunting time. If they had already hunted, they will get word deductions based on their infractions.
I hope that you enjoy this freebie!! 

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4 Comments
  1. What fun! I am going to do this on Halloween day! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Kristen this is awesome!!! How creative! Thanks so much for sharing!

    œKaryn
    A is for Apple B is for Blog
    Kideducator@comcast.net

  3. What an AWESOME idea!!!!! I’m trying to see if our whole K-2 building will do this. :)

    Thanks for sharing!
    Maria

    http://curiousfirsties.blogspot.com

  4. LOVE it. The kids will have a blast with it. Anything to make learning more fun and they are on board. :)

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  • What fun! I am going to do this on Halloween day! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Kristen this is awesome!!! How creative! Thanks so much for sharing!

    œKaryn
    A is for Apple B is for Blog
    Kideducator@comcast.net

  • What an AWESOME idea!!!!! I’m trying to see if our whole K-2 building will do this. :)

    Thanks for sharing!
    Maria

    http://curiousfirsties.blogspot.com

  • LOVE it. The kids will have a blast with it. Anything to make learning more fun and they are on board. :)

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