twister with SIGHT WORDS
Since flash cards are really not my thing, I have been putting a little active fun into our sight words (you can click here if you haven’t seen the ones we’ve done already!) For the last couple of weeks we have been putting a “twist” into our sight word practice, with Sight Word Twister. (I did giggle a little about that one.)
I used chalk to make this sight word twister board. (I soaked the chalk in water first and I am not kidding that chalk had been there for two weeks when I took this picture!)
As with regular twister the object is to be touching 4 spaces at the same time. We started out using cards that told which body part to use… that was way too much. So I let the kids decide what part to put where.
I showed Big M the word to find, then read it to him.
We did four words each… then switched players. (Yes I said we, do you think the neighbors enjoyed watching me play twister in the driveway?)
The bonus was that because Little M doesn’t know the words at all…
Big M helped her out. I believe one of the best ways to learn something is to teach it!
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I really love this. I can’t wait to try it out.
love this idea! Just tweeted it. 🙂
This is so great!
My kinders will love it!!
YEAH!!! I hope you jump in and do some twisting too! 😉
What a fun take on sight words! We had to use it in our summer reading sight word games @ theclassroomcreative. Hope you are having a great summer! Karen & Nicolette
Do you soak the whole piece of chalk in water? How long? Thanks
I just dip them in for a minute. That’s usually enough for them to come out super bright!
Awesome idea!!! Have implemented it to teach phonetics for my daughter of 3.5 yrs. She loved it!!!! Thanks for the idea!!! BTW you have an awesome blog
I am a tutor with only one student; I love the idea of taking turns being the “twister” and being the spinner. But how do you have the student be the spinner if they can’t read the
words to you…?
Hi Barb! Great question. This might be a good one to do with words the student knows but needs more practice with.