My group of kiddos this year is really struggling with sight word recognition. And paying attention. And fidgeting. I could go on and on! Anyway, I was trying to think of an easy and cheap activity for them that would get them moving while practicing reading. I feel that my kids learn the most through movement, but reading doesn’t naturally lend itself to movement! I adapted an idea I saw on Pinterest of a sight word parking lot into a sight word road.
My kids adored driving the cars over the words. They had to read the word before they were allowed to drive over it. Look how active they all were! All I did was tape two pieces of poster board together and use paint markers to draw a road and write sight words. It took less than 15 minutes total.
The entire activity lasts about 5 minutes, but during that time they are reading like the wind. I loved how much reading was taking place…without flashcards!
I pull this out about once a week and they love it. I’m trying to figure out a way to make it more changeable. This would work well for practicing math facts, as well as sight words.
How do you practice sight words with your kids?