Practicing Sight Words Outside

Here are 3 easy ways to make practicing sight words fun, hands on and best of all, an outside activity!  You can do these in the classroom/playground or at home.
Practicing sight words doesn't have to just be reserved for inside or in a classroom.  Make practicing sight words fun by moving the practice outside.  You can do this with your students or do it with your own children at home during the summer.  Here are three quick ways you can practice outside.



Floating Sight Word Pool Noodles


Cut up pool noodles into smaller pieces.  Then you can use them a few different way by writing on them.  I used a dry erase marker to write on them so that I could wipe them off and use them again for other activities.

-Write individual letters on the noodles and float them in the pool.  Have students search for the letters needed to spell different sight words and stack them up.

Here are 3 easy ways to make practicing sight words fun, hands on and best of all, an outside activity!  You can do these in the classroom/playground or at home.

 -Write words on the noodles and float them in the water.  Have students grab a noodle and read the word or search for a particular word.
Here are 3 easy ways to make practicing sight words fun, hands on and best of all, an outside activity!  You can do these in the classroom/playground or at home.

 Floating Sight Word Balls


Similar to the pool noodle idea is to float plastic balls in the water.  Again, I wrote on them with dry erase marker.  You could use the whole word or individual letters and have students search for sight words.
Here are 3 easy ways to make practicing sight words fun, hands on and best of all, an outside activity!  You can do these in the classroom/playground or at home.

Sidewalk Chalk Sight Words

Here are 3 easy ways to make practicing sight words fun, hands on and best of all, an outside activity!  You can do these in the classroom/playground or at home.
There are so many different ways you can use chalk to practice sight words.

-Write sight words out on the sidewalk and have the students try to identify a particular word
-Give the students chalk and have them write words
-Write the sight words in chalk and give the students water and paint brushes.  Have them "erase" the words as you call them out by tracing over each letter with the water.
-If you want to get water guns or spray bottles involved, have students spray the words when you call them out once you've already written them
-Use the spray bottles and try to have the students write the words in water on the sidewalk

Quick and easy but perfect for a nice sunny day when you just want to be outside!

Looking for More Sight Word Practice?


Try these ideas out


No comments

Back to Top