Time for some sight word practice, with a slap of fun!

It’s back-to-school time around here—summer sneaked by so fast!

My oldest is going into first grade this fall and sight words are a hot topic around here. I realize quickly that we haven’t practiced them all summer, so it’s definitely time for a review!

I took his last four sight word lists, chose some words to practice and made it into a fun game.

Slap it! Fun sight word practice!
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How to Set Up:

  1. Write the sight words your child is practicing on sticky notes or pieces of paper. I color coded his sight words. The words in blue were easier and the yellow set were the hardest (most recent list) that he’s working on right now.
  2. Get a slapper! A fly swatter works well. But a hand would work too!
Practice sight words with a slap!

Slap Away Sight Words!

There are a couple different ways you can play this game. The adult can call out a sight word, and the child find it and slap it. I’ve done that with my preschooler who was learning his letters.

This time with sight words, I had my oldest choose a color of sight words to start with and call them out. Once he called them out, he could slap them. We made it an unofficial race to see how fast he could get through the colored sight words. We didn’t use a timer, but that would be a very fun element to add!

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About Jamie Reimer

Jamie learned to be a hands on mom by creating activities, crafts and art projects for her three boys to do and shares them on hands on : as we grow. Jamie takes the creative outlet as a way to get through the early years of parenting with a smile!

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