After sharing our 10 Fun Ways to Learn Sight Words Through Play and seeing all the positive feedback I wanted to start sharing our Learning Through Play ideas more often with you. There are so many games I play with the Lil Divas and never sit down to blog about. I am excited to try to share them with you from now on & hope to do so on a weekly basis.
Sight Word Hopscotch
This is such an easy & fun way to practice sight words.
What You Need:
chalk (multiple colors work best) for outdoor play
or use colored tape & bring the fun indoors
rock or bean bag
What To Do:
1. Using chalk make a hopscotch board.
2. In each square write target sight words, spelling words, letters, etc...
3. Child should throw rock onto hopscotch board.
Whichever word the rock lands in is the word to be read.
4. Repeat until all words have been read at least once.
Different Ways to Play:
We play this a few different ways aside from the basic way listed above.
Some rounds she reads every word she hops on or
uses the word in a sentence (this is especially useful for homophones)
Other times, she tries to spell the target word after reading it.
Sometimes, we sing-spell the word she lands on to the tune of B-I-N-G-O.
1. You can play with letters to help aid recognition
or practice letter sounds (I do this with the youngest Diva)
2. Use numbers to aid in number recognition.
3. Use colors to help with color recognition.
4. Play with spelling words. Have child read word,
then look away and practice orally spelling the word.
5. Play with vocabulary words -
child tells you definition of word they land on.
6. Play with foreign language words
For example, write color words like red
and child has to tell me word in spanish word - rojo.
Both Lil Divas love this game.
It's an active, fast-paced & fun way to learn.
Have you played Sight Word Hopscotch (or a variation of it?)
Can you think of other ways to play?