Making sight word practice fun makes it more effective! The more sight words new readers know automatically the better they can comprehend the text they are reading. Since Halloween is coming we decided to practice with a little sight word ghost zapping!
The premise of the game is similar to our Fire Hose Fact Practice Game, where the kids read and squirted the chalk sight words.
I used white sidewalk chalk to draw ghosts on our driveway with sight words on them.
He read the words to me and then “zapped” them with the water squirter!
This one was lots of fun and easy to play over and over again! All I had to do was rewrite another word in the middle of the ghosts and we could keep playing. You can put letters, numbers, math facts, or anything you want in the middle of the ghosts depending on what your child needs to practice.
We love to Move and Learn! Each week we are joining with The Pleasantest Thing, Hands on : as we grow, and Toddler Approved to share fun and active educational ideas.
Check out these Move and Learn activities:
Fall Leaf Math from The Pleasantest Thing
Flying Ghost Name Game from Toddler Approved
Spider Web Sight Word Match from Hands on : as we grow
…and the rest of my Move and Learn posts!