Sight Word Snowball Toss

During the cold winter months, we are always looking for fun indoor activities.  Today, I have a snowball toss game that will help children practice reading sight words too.   This is just one of the sight word activities that I have on my reading activities page.

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The inspiration for this game came from the book, Snowball Fight! by Jimmy Fallon.  It’s a funny story about kids who have the day off school and prepare to head out into the great outdoors for a traditional snowball fight.

Sight Word Snowball Toss

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For your sight word snowball toss you will need the following:  10-16 pairs of white socks, masking tape, permanent marker, two forts made from pillows or chairs and sheets.

snowball target

1.  Build two forts leaving a big open space in the middle of the room.  Tape a square target in the middle of the floor between the two forts.

sight word snowballs

2.  Write sight words (or see variation ideas below) the kids are practicing on masking tape.  Place one word on each pair of socks.  You want two sets of snowball words.

3.  Divide the snowballs into sets.  Each player should have one of each word.  Place the snowballs behind each fort.

snowball toss game

4.  To play, call out a word.  Players must find the correct word, say the word and then throw it towards the target.  One point is given for throwing the correct word and an extra point is given if you hit the target.

Variations:  My boys are a little young for sight words.  So we played to practice letter recognition and letter sounds.  Just write a letter on each piece of tape instead of sight words.  You could also use this game for spelling or vocabulary words.

This is a fun game that can be played over and over again!

If you would like to see a math snowball game that compliments the book, Snowball Fight!, check out Sugar Aunts post, Snowball Fight Craft and Activity.

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About Jodie Rodriguez

Jodie Rodriguez is a mom of two young boys and an early childhood/elementary educator with over 18 years of experience. Jodie's passion is helping parents, teachers, librarians and anyone else interested in nurturing our youngest readers.


  1. marg Noecker says:

    Great idea for a game! Love it!

  2. This is awesome! I’ve been looking for more ways to help teach beginning Hebrew and this is a wonderful active game.

  3. This looks so fun! Love it!

  4. This is fantastic! Pinning!

  5. I love incorporating fun in education. This is a great way to learn sight words!!

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