Gross Motor Sight Word Game: Cup Crash!

Knowing how to read sight words helps kids to read more fluently and better understand what they are reading.  Kids learn many sight words just by being exposed to them during shared reading, but there are those tricky ones that need some extra practice.  To make memorizing sight words more fun we like to play games!

Sight Word Game Cup Crash!  Get kids moving and learning!

Last week my kindergartner played Sight Word Swim in the pool and he had so much fun we came up with another game we could play with the ball pit balls–Cup Crash!

Gross Motor Sight Word Game

I wrote the sight words he was working on plastic cups and grabbed the ball pit balls with the same words on them from the other game.

Gross Motor Sight Word Game for Kids!

He read the word on the cup and if he was correct he got to stack it on the counter.

Fun Sight Word Game!  Cup Crash!

Once he had read all of the words and built a tower it was time to knock the cups down!  We already had sight words written on our balls so he practiced reading them again before throwing them at the cups.  You could skip this part if you don’t have enough balls to write on.  He had a TON of fun with Cup Crash and so did his sisters, there were smiling faces and cups and balls everywhere!

Sight Word Cup Crash! is another post in the Move and Learn series I am doing with The Pleasantest Thing and Hands on : as we grow.  Each week we are sharing ways that you can get your kids moving and learning and having fun!

Find the Letter and Swat It! from Hands on : as we grow

Geometry Game from The Pleasantest Thing

Check out their posts from this week and go to our Move and Learn Pinterest board for even more ideas!


  1. says

    Love love love this idea! My son just started kindergarten and sight word practice is a daily thing, he’s two words away from getting into the “Popcorn Club” which is their first 63 sight words that should “pop” from their mouths when reading. I am totally trying this with him this week! What a fun way to incorporate learning. Even though I’m a teacher, and taught primary for many years, now that I teach 4th I sometimes forget to take the “fun” approach with it! It was great meeting you today at the #weteach event! Hope to see you again!
    Heather @ Life as we know it… recently posted..Boston Market Winner!My Profile

  2. SanDy says

    Hi! I just came across your site on Pinterest….I teach first grade and actually plan on incorporating your sight word games into my classroom!
    I love the snowball fight game! Also when we have outdoor recess I am going to play the soccer sight word game! How fun, thanks!~

  3. Marilyn c says

    Just found this activity on Pinterest. Checked out this morning and both my 5 and 3 year old loved it! Thanks for a great idea with easy clean up!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge