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Fun ways to practise your words at home

Here are some fun ways you could practise your sight words at home.

If you have any exciting ways you have been practising your words then send us a photo or video to the  Year R email. 

Write the sight words on the ground with chalk. 


Game 1 - Call out a word and ask your child to find the word and jump on it. 


Game 2 - Have your child read the sight word aloud and then they can try to toss a water balloon on to the word.

 This could be adapted to squirting the word away with a water pistol or scrubbing a word away with a brush. 


Play word hide and seek


Write the sight words on some cups. Hide a toy under one of the cups. Children have to read the words to guess where their toy is hiding.

Play skittles


Attach the key words to skittles. Can they read the words they have knocked down? 







Musical Words


A variation of musical chairs. Play some music and have a dance. When the music stops call out a word and see if your child can find it. 

Tricky Word High Five

Need a quick game to help learn those tricky words? Draw around your hand and cut them out. Write your words (or numbers, sounds - anything you like!) onto the hands and then stick them around your house. When you walk past, give them a high five and say the tricky word! Have fun!...

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