Try this Concentration Game as an added activity to help your 1st grade students become more successful with their weekly word wall words. Just print out a copy for each student in your classroom and have them cut the cards apart, image and word together, to have a set of cards to play with. Each student should have 8 cards in total. It is played the same as the traditional concentration game is played. Players combine their concentration cards together and place them face down on a table or the group rug and take turns turning over two cards to find a match. If a player finds a match, they may go again until they turn over two cards that are not a match. The player with the most matches wins the game!!
**Note: You must model the correct way to play the game for your students to ensure that they are getting the full educational value out of the game. For example, I have my students spell the words as they turn over the matching set. They may not keep it if they cannot tell their partner what the word is or if they cannot spell the word.