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Reading Game: Wild About Reading

Reading Game to Boost Vocabulary


Get your 3- and 4-year-olds excited about reading with reading games like this one! This activity will help make teaching reading and teaching vocabulary to a large group easy and fun.


What to do:

  1. On a piece of 8 1/2” x 11” tagboard or cardstock, write “Wild About Reading” at the top and print the directions: “Place the cards with words you can read on the word wall.”
  2. Cut out elephants on a die-cut machine. Print sight words on each elephant. Mount each elephant on tagboard, laminate, and cut out.
  3. Hang the pocket chart at children’s eye level. Seat the children in a circle near the pocket chart. Insert the title/directions card in the top pocket of the pocket chart.
  4. Place one elephant at a time in the pocket chart. Ask for volunteers to read the words. This fun center gives children an opportunity to learn many new words.


This activity on teaching vocabulary was taken from The GIANT Encyclopedia of Learning Center Activities for Children 3 to 6. For more reading resources for teachers and ideas on how to teach vocabulary, click here. 

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