I am always looking for fun ways to get the kids up and moving and practicing reading skills. You can make sight word practice at home fun with this drive to the sight word game.
Setting up for the game is super easy.
I used sidewalk chalk to write a variety of CVC words (consonant – vowel -consonant) on the driveway. (You can also use sight words or vocabulary words; modify it to meet your child’s needs.)
Then I grabbed the remote control trucks and we were ready to play.
Once he saw the set up, my truck-loving son couldn’t wait to play!
I called out words one at a time and he had fun using the remote control truck to drive over them.
Not only was he practicing reading skills by having to sound out those CVC words, he was also using gross-motor skills and some fine-motor skills, too, as he worked the controls on the trucks.
Plus, anytime I can get them outside to learn is a huge plus!
Want to do this with an older child and use vocabulary words?
Tell them the definition and having them find the correct word.
You could also do it with a foreign language, giving them the English word and having them drive over the correct word in the language they are studying.
Looking for more fun ideas for sight word practice at home?
Check out some of my previous posts:
- Sight Word Pop
- Read to the Top
- Bottle Cap Word Sort
- Simon Says (with a Reading Twist)
- Sight Word Bang!