I love having kidlets up and moving, especially outside! The change of scenery is often exciting and engaging for them, and a bit of sunshine and fresh air can help to clear their minds after time inside the classroom. Today's sight word activity is one that you will definitely want to do outside. :)
'Sight Word Squirt' is the perfect summertime activity, although here in Queensland we can play it pretty much all year except in the middle of winter. :) It's super easy to set up and lots of fun!
Simply write your focus sight words with chalk on a patch of concrete path. Press kind of heavily because the words are going to get wet and you don't want them to wash off! If you don't have a path outside your classroom, try writing on an outside wall or blu-tacking laminated words to a fence. Now you'll need something to squirt water with - a water pistol or empty cleaning bottle are the best.
Playing is easy! Words are called out by either the supervising adult or another kidlet. The child/ren with the squirter shoot the word on the path! You can give kidlets a turn one at a time, or make this a competitive game by having 2 players and seeing who can squirt the word first. :) Depending on how much energy you want to burn, you could also have them run a short distance to get to the words, which also gives them a bit more time to think about which word they'll shoot.
One tip - make sure you have access to water in case your water pistols or bottles become empty! You'll need a tap close by or some bottles to top up with.
I hope this is an idea that you can add to your sight word teaching bag of tricks!