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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Stacker Crackers Sound Sound Swap Game Review and Giveaway

If you are looking for a fun, engaging game for your kindergarten or beginning first grade students, to help them with blending, segmenting, sound substitution and rhyming, look no further!

This delicious game is called Stacker Crackers and is made by Learning Resources. Recently, I had the pleasure of reviewing this game with my kindergarten students. I played too and we all had a blast! Not only is this game fun, but it also makes you crave cheese and crackers!
The game comes in a cute yellow box and really looks like something in my snack drawer! The box is filled with several different shaped cheese and crackers, which are very, very durable and incredibly realistic. Each shape is labeled with a CVC word. There is also a STACK ATTACK card. More on this later...
To play the game, students choose a card out of the box (without looking) and read the CVC word out loud and show the group. Then, they replace one of the sounds with a different sound to make a new word. The first several times we played, the children replaced the first sound. For example, if they chose a card with the word net, they can say set. Most of the children were able to come up with their own new word, but sometimes I gave a hint, like, change "nnnn" to "ssss". This way of playing the game is great for students who need to practice rhyming. We also played the game by changing the last sound. If the children say a new word correctly, they get to keep their cheese or cracker. If they don't, it goes in the discard pile. I used a basket to hold the discards. The object of the game is to earn as many cards as you can and make a stack of them. But you can't play with your stack because if your stack falls down, you must put all your cards in the discard pile. 

Remember the STACK ATTACK card? Getting one of those is a bummer because that means you have to put your whole stack into the discard pile! These two cuties were NOT happy about that! Neither was I! I think I chose the most STACK ATTACK cards of all my students! I didn't win one game! And I played a lot of games!
Stacker Crackers is a GREAT game and I highly recommend it for every kindergarten and first grade classroom. It is best played in a small group, like at a station or during a reading group. Once every child played the game a few times, they were able to play it independently at the Word Work Station. This game is one of the most popular learning games in my classroom. 

I promise you your students will love this game too! And, I bet you'll be eating way more cheese and crackers than you have ever eaten before! 

Learning Resources is kind enough to allow me to give away a Stacker Crackers Sound Swap game to one of my lucky followers. Just fill out the rafflecopter below and cross your fingers. As always, there are many ways to enter this giveaway. The more you choose, the higher your chances are of winning. Please enter with integrity. All entries will be verified.

Good luck!
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38 comments:

  1. Love thus game! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  2. Looks like a great game to play during guided reading! I would love to use it with my firsties!

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  3. Looks like a useful and fun game.

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  4. This looks like a great game to play with the kids I pull for reading groups and for Kindergarten Success time. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  5. What a fun way to practice CVC.

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  6. I would love to use this game with my kindies and a little girl I'm tutoring this summer! Thanks for sharing! :)

    ~Jessica
    Fun in PreK-1 & Kinder

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  7. This is a very cute game! It took me a while to realize it was a game so I know the kiddos would love it. Fingers crossed. I love it.

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  8. Looks like a great game. I have other games by Learning Resources that my class plays often.

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  9. Is this opened for international peeps or just those living in USA? Looks like so much fun! =)

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  10. Never heard of this game! Thanks for introducing me!

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  11. Yesterday was the last day with students… you're making me want them back already!!! :-)

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  12. Looks like a fun game! Love your stuff!

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  13. Something a little different. Kids will love the change and the game.

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  14. Thanks for sharing! What a simple idea, but powerful learning!

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  15. This game looks like so much fun! Thank you for giving us a chance to win it!

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  16. Thanks so much for sharing this game with all of us! Thank you for the opportunity to win it for free!
    Deb at Fabulously First

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  17. This looks like a great learning tool.

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  18. I definitely want this! I hope that I win it. Thanks for sharing your review

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  19. Such a cute idea! My students would love it!

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  20. This game is cute and it looks like a lot of fun.

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  21. Looks like fun. I know my students would love this.

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  22. Looks like a really fun game, great practice for ending sound switch.

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  23. You always have such great ideas ~ thanks!

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  24. Your Pinterest boards are the BEST!

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  25. I haven't seen this game, but it looks like a lot of fun.

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  26. I am ALWAYS on the lookout for a fun learning game to use in the classroom! Thanks for the update!

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  27. These games look fun! dbednarsk@yahoo.com

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  28. This looks like such a fun, and engaging game to use with first graders, thank you for sharing!

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  29. My kids would love this game. If I don't win it I will buy it. Games are so motivating. I try and use as many games as possible. Thanks for reviewing it.

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  30. This game is so cute! It looks very engaging. I'm sure my students would love it!

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  31. Oh, my goodness! This is such a great learning game!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!

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  32. Cute game! I would love to win!

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