Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Sight Word Fun - A Fishing Game!

When my daughter was three, we played a really fun game for her birthday party.  I fashioned a "fishing pole" out of some things we had around the house and then the kids got to "fish" for prizes.  I got the idea from Pollyanna (Vault Disney Collection) if you've ever seen that movie.  

Anyway, I'm always looking for new fun ways to work on sight words, so I thought a fishing game would be just the thing!

Luckily we had a few fishing poles from the Dollar Store laying around the house, so I tied on a clothes pin, wrote some sight words on notecards and we were in business!  My six year old went first, and my five year old was so interested that he ended up being the one to clip the notecards on for her.  As an added bonus, this helps him with his finger strength and fine motor skills!  Then we switched and my daughter clipped on the notecards for her brother.



After she clipped them on, he would "catch" the sight word.


Then he would read the sight word for us, and remove it from the clip and send his pole back in for more.  Again, he is working on fine motor strength while he is doing this.




For more ideas on engaging your children and keeping them busy, please consider buying my book, co-written by an amazing Kindergarten Teacher! We give you lots of fun ideas on ways to work on fine motor skills, reading, math, science, and lots more.   The Happy Mommy Handbook: The Ultimate How-to Guide on Keeping Your Toddlers and Preschoolers Busy, Out of Trouble and Motivated to Learn.  


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