This file folder game, "Let's Read" is part of the word work with Surah An-Nas for the Qur'aan centre:
The game is placed in the Qur'aan centre and when each group of students has their turn at that centre, they play this game to help them in their goal to read surah An-Nas independently insha'Allaah (students have been working with Surah An-Nas before this game is placed in the Qur'aan centre so these words should be familiar to them).
Up to four students can play. To play the game, you will need game pieces for each colour on the board (i.e. one green, one yellow, one blue, and one red game piece). You can use Counting Bears:
Or you can use Snap Cubes (pictured):
To play the game, each student picks a different colour playing piece and sets their piece on the start circle that matches the colour of their playing piece. The playing cards are shuffled and placed face down on the opposing page of the file folder. Students take turns picking a word card. If that word is a word from their column and they need that card, they read the word on the card and then place their playing piece on the word. They return the card to the botom of the stack. The next student takes his/her turn, doing the same thing. If players pick a word card that is not in their row, they replace the card at the bottom of the stack.
It will happen that players end up moving backward and forward on the game board because they will pick words that are ahead of the space they are currently sitting on or behind the word they are currently sitting on. When this happens, the player moves his/her piece to that word.
When a player reaches the last word in his/her row, on his/her next turn, he/she must read, accurately, all of the words in their column to be able to advance to the square that has a picture of the Qur'aan. If/when they do this, they have won/completed the game. If they cannot do this, they must wait until their turn comes again and attempt to read the words accurately. While they wait for their turn to come again, they use the words on the board (in their row) to review the words. When their turn comes again, they make a second attempt. When a player reaches the Qur'aan picture and has finished the game, the other players continue playing.