Do your kids like to be active and creative? Then I have a great activity for you to share with them today. Best of all, it’s a fun way to work on reading sight words.
My boys actually created this activity while they were playing with paper rockets in the kitchen one night while I was making spaghetti and meatballs. They had made them after seeing them in their High Five magazine. After shooting them all over the kitchen they decided they wanted a landing pad (aka the moon) to land their rockets.
I took it one step further and filled the moon with sight word craters. Here’s how we did it.
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Getting Ready to Play
Making Your Rockets
If you don’t get the High Five magazine you can also use this straw rocket tutorial from Carolyn at the Pleasantest Thing.
Making the Sight Word Moon
Cut a large piece of white paper into a shape of a circle. Draw random circles (aka craters) on the moon. Write a sight word your child needs to practice on each crater.
Let’s Play Rocket to the Moon
Each child stands several feet away from the moon.
Shoot the straw rocket by blowing through the open end towards the moon.
Read the sight word closest to where the rocket lands.
Repeat until your lungs need a break.
- You could keep score giving one point for each word read correctly.
- Instead of sight words, you could use letters for alphabet recognition, spelling words or vocabulary words.
For more creative sight word practice, check out these other posts.
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Looks like a fun activity! Love your blog.
Heather H says
My space-loving daughter, who’s in kindergarten, would love this. This is such a fun way to make sight word study into a game. Thanks again for sharing with Everything Kids this week.