We have been blessed with some beautiful weather lately! This past week I just couldn’t keep them cooped up inside, so we moved the learning outdoors with this simple sidewalk chalk outdoor reading game!
The game is very simple.
While they were running off some energy, chasing the puppy, I used sidewalk chalk to write a variety of CVC words (think 3 letter words with a vowel in the middle) all over the driveway.
Ways to Play the Reading Game:
We played our reading game several different ways over the next few days.
Game 1: The first time around I guided them by hand to different words and they took turns sounding out each CVC word.
Game 2: The second time we played we used a rock. They took turns tossing a small rock onto the words and then reading whichever word the rock landed on.
Game 3: Then we played a version where I called out a word and they raced to find it to stand on the word.
Game 4: Finally, they got out the squirt guns and after they read a word they got to squirt it. (This, by far, was their favorite version!)
With a bit of sidewalk chalk this outdoor reading game is a simple way to work on early reading skills.
More fun ways to learn at home: