So I’m back today to share the fun & fabulous Sight Word Soup Game! While flash cards play an important role in rote learning, they are not the only way to master these skills. So take a break from the cards and make this adorable, inexpensive, yet meaningful game!
I went to my local dollar store to get the supplies for this game and it only cost $4, but that was with 2 scoops, so both of my kids could play at the same time. If you just have one child learning letters of sight words, than you would just need 1 scoop.
Materials Needed To Make Sight Word Soup Game
Plastic dish w/ lid
Ice Cream Scoop
Next, I took one sight word list from my 1st grader and wrote those words on the rocks. 1 word, per rock. I also used a different color sharpie to write letters on the other rocks, so my 4-year-old could play and identify his letters.
And that’s it! The game is ready to play. I let each child use their scoop to get some ‘soup’ out and then they either identified the words or the letters. If they couldn’t identify them, back in the bowl they went to be practiced again. One of the important social skills that children must learn is to take turns, so this is a great game for siblings or friends to play together!
This game allows for many different ideas and changes. For instance, you could do all letters for beginning learners, sight words, vocabulary words, state capitals, Presidents, the possibilities are endless!!
Are you looking for more ideas and games for early learners, either with letters or sight words? Check out my Quick & Easy Printable ABC Cards w/ Sound Pictures and head over to Always Expect Moore, where Carolina is also sharing some amazingly fun sight word games, like her Jumping Frogs Sight Word Game!