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Word Thief PrePrimer Level Card Game

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Price: $15.00

Item Number: WNWTPP


Dolch Sight Words (PrePrimer Level)

Players accumulate cards by saying the sight words on the cards they turn over. But watch out! The Word Thief could steal the words they've earned! This is the PrePrimer level, one of six levels available (PrePrimer, primer, first, second, third, and phrases).

pointer Not sure which Word Thief level to choose?

Students should play this game with a proficient reader (parent, teacher, or peer) who can subtly correct errors and provide the word again when a student struggles.

  1. Before playing, decide how many Word Thief and Stop cards to include. Varying the number makes it more exciting for the players.
  2. Shuffle the cards and place the deck face down.
  3. The first player takes a card, reads the word on the card aloud, and then keeps the card. The player continues to take cards and read the words until one of the following occurs: 
    • The player decides to stop. He or she keeps all cards earned during that turn.
    • The player turns over a Stop card. His or her turn is over, but he or she keeps all cards earned during that turn.
    • Player turns over a Word Thief card. His turn is over, and he must return all cards earned during that turn to a discard pile.
  4. Play continues until all of the cards in the deck have been read. The player with the most cards wins.

Each Word Thief PrePrimer Level card deck includes:

  • 51 durable playing cards (3.5 by 2.5 inches/89 by 63.5 mm), printed in rich color on top-grade card stock
  • Clear plastic case
  • Instruction card

Customer Reviews

Jan 10, 2015


My 7 year old son is absolutely loving the Word Thief card games. I was finding it difficult to engage him in reading and practicing his words. But once we were introduced to these games he would take the initiative to play. The stress and sighs of practicing his spelling words have been replaced with smiles and giggles while learning. The games are easy to learn and fun to play for both young and old! I would recommend these games to everyone.


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