Playing games is great for kids to learn sight words. If you have a child that needs to learn them for school you already know that practicing can get old very quickly! In order to make practicing more fun for my 5 year I decided to incorporate swimming, one of his favorite activities, into our game!
To prepare the game I wrote 12 of the kindergarten sight words that he didn’t automatically know on some of our ball pit balls. We have hundreds and hundreds of those balls (if you saw last week’s Move and Learn post you saw we used them for our ABC Ice Cream Game too!) but any type of ball that floats, like a ping pong ball, will work.
We reviewed the words and then threw them into the pool for him to get. He read them to us and then put them in the pile to throw again and again.
He had a lot of fun swimming for sight words and was able to point out some of the new words from the game when we were reading together later that day. Woo hoo!
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from The Pleasantest Thing
Messy Mud Target Practice for Kids from hands on : as we grow