It is week 5 of Get Ready for K Through Play, the 8 week series I am participating in with some of my favorite bloggers that will give you all the tools you need to prepare your child for Kindergarten in ways that are fun and hands-on. We will focus on a different Kindergarten readiness skill each week. This week the topic is Books, Reading and Literacy and I will be sharing a sight word game to help kids learn through play.
Sight words are words that children will encounter frequently in text. Many of these words are not easy to sound out so it helps if children can recognize them. Learning sight words is not always the most exciting prospect for kids, but we found a way to make it fun with this sensory game. It is pretty simple to create a game that combines sight words with sensory play. I highly recommend playing this game outdoors. It can get messy (that’s what makes it so fun!) and the clean up is easier outside.
- Shaving cream
- Permanent marker
- Foam shapes or bottle caps
- Plastic bin
- Towels and napkins
- Large bowl filled with water
Spray some shaving cream in your bin, covering the bottom. Start adding some of your word blocks in the shaving cream.
Sight words are no match for us!