Sandy made this game to go in her first grade classroom. She found the idea from Ideashop magazine and the ideas are many!!
Find a pattern (like the clown above) to use that you like.
Enlarge it to a poster size or large construction paper size.
Color it, if you desire.
Using a circle template (a milk lid works well) draw circles on the large pattern.
On different colored construction paper, draw circles as well.
At your computer, type words you want your students to review and remember.
You will want one word for each circle you made on your pattern.
From this point there are different ways you can do the game:
For younger children: Copy two copies of the words you typed. Glue one set to the pattern and one set to the construction paper circles. Laminate both for durability. Your students can play this game at a center where they match words. When you check it, you can review the words and what they mean with the students at that time.
For older children: You will want to keep the list of words you already made. Take the words from that list and scramble the words. You will have two lists - one of unscrambled words and one with scrambled words. Cut the scrambled word list and place a scrambled word in each circle. Cut the unscrambled words and place an unscrambled word in each construction paper circle. Laminate both for durability. Your students can play this game at a center where they will match the unscrambled words to the scrambled words. When you check it, you can review the words and what they mean with the students at that time.