First off I have to apologize for the picture quality. I didn’t have my camera handy so I used my phone. I came across this Showdown game on Pinterest which was pinned from Playdough to Plato’s blog. We actually did the activity back in June but I’m bad about getting photos off my phone. I wanted to make sure to mention this activity though because even now three months later my five year old still wants to play it. She’s been picking up her sight words really quickly since we’ve started making a game of it rather than straight studying.
I made our two sets of the same sight words using two different color markers.
I picked out one card, told my daughter what it was and hid it against my chest (Playdough to Plato made a great suggestion to close your eyes to build anticipation and make it more fun for your child while they try to find the same word in their pile).
Then once she found it she also hid her card until I counted to three and then we both slapped our cards down and checked to see if they matched.
Once she learned a set of sight words I would just make a new set and kept going. It’s a great way to make learning sight words fun.