Tuesday, March 29, 2016

3 Reading Practice Activities

3 Reading Practice Activities

We love playing games during our learning times. These 3 reading activities make it fun to practice letter names, sounds, sight words and blending words.

Reading is fun!

Peek-A-Boo Letters

For this activity, I folded a sheet of copy paper in half 3 times so that when you open the sheet up there are 16 squares. Then, I cut across the3 folds going across the short side of the paper. Each cut strip should have 4 squares.

Then, I wrote a letter inside each square. You can use painter’s tape to cover the letters yourself or like me, you can allow your little one to tear the tape and cover each letter herself. Once they’re covered, the student can choose one to uncover and say, “Peek-A-Boo (letter name)” or “Peek-A-Boo (letter sound).”

Then, the student can recover the letter and choose another one.  


Peek-A-Boo Blending

This activity is just like Peek-A-Boo letters but instead, I wrote words in the squares for my son to practice blending. First, he covered the words with painter’s tape. Then, he chose one to uncover and sound out. Once he figured it out he said, “Peek-A-Boo (word).” Then, he covered the words back up and chose another one. The game gets more and more fun because the next time he uncovered the word, he was already familiar with them and could figure out the word much faster. 


Sticky Letters & Sticky Words

For this activity, I tore short and long pieces of tape and placed each on the ground randomly. Then, I used a permanent marker to write letters and blending words. Each child took a turn. Lily Anne chose letters to name and Caleb chose words to read. Once they read them, they could peel them up.


Letter Bash & Sight Word Bash

Lily Anne played the Letter Bash game. I used painter’s tape to tape a letter to a paper cup. Then, I created a small tower. Lily told me the letter name and then got to throw a ball toward the tower to knock it over. She had a blast!

Caleb played the Sight Word Bash game. I taped a sight word to each cup and created a tower. Caleb read each word and then through the ball to knock down the tower. I love it when they get so excited they jump up and down all over the place when they’re learning! I know I’ve got a winner.


I hope you have as much fun with these games as we did. I’d love to hear how they went! Feel free to let me know in the comments below or find me on Facebook or Twitter! I always love to hear from my readers!

God Bless You on Your Learning Journey ~

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