Sight word hopscotch is a fun and active way to help your emergent reader learn their sight words. Kids will commit sight words to memory while they PLAY and MOVE!

Draw a hopscotch game on your driveway or sidewalk with sidewalk chalk. Instead of using numbers, fill in each space with one sight word. What I LOVE about this activity, is how simple it is to tailor it to the needs/abilities of your child.

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When your child’s stone lands on a box, he/she must read that word. Once you’ve played the game several times, the words will become cemented to their memory. Your child will be learning and making strides towards becoming a more fluent reader all in the name of fun and quality time outside!

hopscotch (2 of 3)If you have older children, use their spelling words or vocabulary words from school. Many teachers also keep lists of grade level sight words on hand, and can provide these for you if you ask. Some other great ideas include color words, words in a new language, family member’s names, etc. The possibilities are as vast as your imagination!

hopscotch (3 of 3)Have fun hopping AND reading with your kids!