Updated, revised, added tons more great info about Dolch sight words, as well as recommended reading games on my post at Squiddo: Learn to Read Through Play
Oh yes, we actually did some things I found on Pinterest, other than saving them to a board!
This is one of my favorites so far:
Rescue Mission- Sight Words:
Learning to Read through Play!
Sight word or any word cards you want to work with (you can make your own with some 3×5 index cards)
Small toys (We used a robot and small army man)
Set Up: Place blocks around the toy to be the captive and one long block over top. Place a card on top, and one on each side.
Place four long blocks on each side around that to represent an outer wall or fence.
Then place four more cards around each of those.
Now you have your fortress with the captive inside. You can use other toys or just pretend there is an army there defending this prison.
Mission: Read one card at a time. Each card read deactivates a land mines, bomb, secures that section of wall or roof, or whatever comes to you or your child’s imagination! After reading a card, remove the block it was with.
The perimeter must be secured before you can plan an assault on the structure itself. i.e. read all four of the surrounding cards, then start with the top card (your helicopter lands and secures the roof!). Send in the troops to work on one wall at a time!
My son had so much fun, he wanted to play over and over again!
Not just for boys, either! Princesses, ponies, Gummy Bears, anything can be trapped. And wizards, dragons, Princes, best friend ponies, mama bears…, anything can come to the rescue!
Most importantly, use your imaginations, laugh, and have fun! Let your child lead the learning.
More fun educational activities to come. Check back soon!
And don’t forget to go to my updated post: Learn to Read Through Play on Squidoo.
Lauren Frank says
Super idea to encourage reading through play! Thank you for sharing at our Pinning for Play link party!
This looks like a lot of fun! What a great idea!
Oh, and I just started following you via Facebook!
This sounds like such fun. Thanks for sharing this idea.
We had a blast and it opened up many other play ideas to include more reading into