Today, I’d love to share a sight word reading and writing activity with you. Young readers and writers need lots and lots of practice reading and writing sight words. This quick and easy activity fits the bill. Add a fine motor component to boost the skills that kids need for pencil grasp and other skills, including the bilateral coordination component, visual motor skill work, and fine motor strengthening!
Sight Word Game
Sight Word Activity: Roll, Pop and Pull
Here is what you will need:
- muffin tin
- 6 toilet paper rolls
- assorted colors of tissue paper
- 12 rubber bands
- black marker
- 12 small strips of paper
- writing paper and a pencil/pen
1. Cut each of the toilet paper rolls into two pieces so that you have a total of twelve pieces.
2. Cover the top of each toilet paper roll with tissue paper and secure with a rubber band. On top of each structure write a number. Use each number (1-6) two times.
3. On the 12 strips of paper, write sight words that your child needs to practice reading and writing. Stuff each roll with a sight word strip of paper and place them all in the muffin tin.
4. Gather your die, tweezers, writing paper and writing utensil.
Play and learn sight words with a sight word game!
To play, the child rolls the die. Then with their finger or the tweezers they pop the circle with the corresponding number. Remove the sight word with the tweezers. This makes for great fine motor skill practice!
The child should read the word and then write the word the number of times that corresponds to their roll. Play continues until all circles have been popped.
There you have a fun and easy sight word game to practice reading and writing skills!
Looking for more sight word activities? Check out these other ideas!
Sight Word Scavenger Hunt
Muffin Tin Reading Games
I Spy Sight Word Sensory Bottle
Sight Word Horseplay!
What other hands-on ideas do you have for practicing sight words?
Jodie Rodriguez is a mom of two little boys (2 and 3), a National Board Certified educator and creator of the Growing Book by Book blog. Jodie has a passion for early literacy and all things related to reading. Connect with Jodie on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Google +.