This resource can be used to play two games: Pelmanism (memory) or Snap. You may think of other games as well.
Game One: Pelmanism
In Britain it is called Pelmanism after Christopher Louis Pelman, who founded the “Pelman Institute for the Scientific Development of Mind, Memory and Personality” in London in 1899.
You need to create two sets of word cards – two of each word. Shuffle and place them face down. The first player turns over a card and reads the word. He then turns over another card and reads the word. If the cards match he gets to keep the pair and play again. See the ‘How To Play’ file included for more details.
Game Two: Snap
I could vouch for this game being fun, fun, fun! My students love this one. You need only one set of word cards – one of each word. Shuffle and place the cards face up. One person (teacher or student) calls a word from the set. Students ‘snap’ the word (cover with their hand). The first one to snap the word gets to keep it.
Both games enhance memory, visual discrimination and of course reinforce instant recognition of high-frequency or sight words taught.
The package includes:
- 1 .pdf file with 2 pages which you need to print back and front. The front is blank for you to insert your own words.
- 1 How To Play word document
I hope you and your students enjoy this resource as we work, play and grow together.