Our weekly sight words from school are getting harder and it’s time to start putting together some fun activities to help J learn them. As one of his targets is also working on hand eye co-ordination this sight word game made from items out of our junk modelling box and some home-made bean bags works on both levels.
Sight Word Game – Skittles
What you need
Cardboard Tubes (the longer ones for kitchen paper are better than the shorter ones) – as many as words you have to learn (7 in our case)
Bean Bag or soft ball
Black Marker Pen
How to make
Take the card and fold and cut to make 8 small cards and write on these your words. Between 6 and 8 sight words at a time is a good number to work on and provides a nice number of skittles.
Snip a small way into the top of the cardboard tube and repeat on the opposite side of the top to make two slots to hold the sight word card in place.
Playing the Game
Place the skittles at the end of a room – arrange them so that all of the skittles can be seen and it’s less likely that a skittle will be hit if aiming at the skittle behind.
Stand a distance away with your child (make the judgement how far based on your child’s accuracy at throwing and strength of throw).
Version 1 – Choose a word on the skittles and ask your child to point to it and then aim and try and hit it.
Version 2 – Get your child to name the sight word that they are going to aim at and then hit it.
If you are looking for more sight word games and fun learning activities then please come and follow my sight word board on Pinterest where I am pinning all activities as I see them for future reference and ideas.
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.