This is another game that has been working well in class. While thinking of ways to make learning sight words more fun, I remembered an idea I had read somewhere – you could paste important words on the floor, walls of the school so that the kids read it every day and retain. Since our floor is muddy, there is no easy way to paste words. The next best thing is to write with a chalk that has been dipped in water.
So, rather than just writing the words on the floor, I make it into a game. Here is how it goes:
1. Write some 20 sight words on the floor before the kids come into classroom with chalk dipped in water (better visibility + lasts longer)
2. Pick a random name using ice cream sticks (names of kids written on them) / chits of paper with kids names
3. Give a word to the kid and he/she has to go find that word WITHIN a minute. If so, his team gets a point. If he can’t find that word, you can give a homework based on that word.
4. While one kid is finding the word, other kids can be engaged in reading the word list or just cheering the kid who is trying to find the word.