Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sight Words Practice!

As you all know, my son started kindergarten last week.  They are required to learn a long list of sight words by the end of the year, so I decided to make a game out of learning them!  Not only is he (and my three year-old) learning the words, he has asked me to play it with him every day when he has gotten home from school! He loves it, and I love that he is learning his sight words! 

*These pictures we taken with my phone in the evening, so I apologize for the poor quality.*
This mat was given to my son a few years ago from my mother-in-law.  It came from Home Depot.  I just printed out sight word flashcards from education.com. You could type the words out yourself,  use store bought flashcards or handwrite them. Whatever works for you.  Just place the flashcards on the mat and you are ready to play!  

Taking turns, I call out a sight word and my kids "drive" their matchbox car to the word that I called out.  It's as simple as that, and they love it!  My son also likes to take turns and call out the words to me and I get to "drive".  

You could use this game for math facts, vocabulary words, spelling words, etc.  The possibilities are endless! 

There you have it!  A smart and simple way to teach while playing! 

What learning games do your children enjoy playing?