Our Fridays are exciting as we like to do a kinetic sight word activity to get us moving, it is one of our favorite sight word movement games. We are homeschooling our oldest two kiddos and Fridays are our fun learning day!
We count with legos, we have “PE at the park”, and we play sight word ball. Even our two and one year old kiddos join in the fun!
Fun Sight Word Activity
This is one of the kids’ favorite games. It is a simple game with lots of learning potential. We learn words while moving around and it is one of our favorite beach ball games preschool kids will love.
Everyone learns different and if we can learn while getting excess energy out with this word ball, that sounds like a win-win to me.
What Are Sight Words?
In case you didn’t know what sight words are, let me explain.
The word ball contains words that appear often in text. Most of the are adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, conjunctions, and prepositions, as well as verbs.
They are common words used in every day language.
Supplies Needed For This Sight Word Movement Game
- A Beach Ball
- A Permanent Marker
- Room to
peltgently toss a ball to each other
Here are some of the words we have put on our ball (taken from the book Kid Writing – great resource for nurturing our students to literacy):
a, an, and, but, if, that, the, this, is, was, has, had, have, been, be, by, bye, hi, at, am, are, not, it, its, or, of, to, on, the, in, into, you, your, our, my, me, I, he, she, they, their, there, those, these, other, here, were, for, with, who, what, when, then, than, how, why, from, go, went, no, not, yes, can, say, said, will, each, about, which, would, could, should, up, down, out, in, on, on top, over, under, only, side, some, many, like, see, make, made, very, after, before, little, big, find, did, do, done, don’t
Ideas on learning with a sight words ball:
- If your child is already reading, have them read the words on the color they catch.
- If your child is not yet reading, have them point to a word and you tell them what it is before they toss the ball.
- If your child knows all the words, have them create a sentence with as many words as they can from the color they picked.
This game has been a huge hit with my non-reading kiddos, with my newly reading kiddos and with the neighbors who are reading independently!
More Words For This Sight Word Movement Game
The words above are great, but once you’re child learns those words, you’ll need to change the words out.
You can find sight words for every single letter of the alphabet in our learning center. Not only will your child learn new words, but it is a fun way to teach them a new letter and word a day with our alphabet for kids page.
Want more sight words? We have 100 sight word activities for you to choose from.