Sight Words with Road, Cars and Crazy Houses

Today we started on a project that will transform the hallway at the front door into a fun learning space for sight words.

Sight Word With Roads, Cars and Blocks

The aim is to make a network of roads on the floor to use with cars and trucks that will also reinforce the sight words we are currently focusing on.

We started work with the roads using what we had in the resource cupboard - coloured contact paper. This was cut into strips.

Sight Word With Roads, Cars and Blocks

It was a bit tricky trying to get the backing off the contact - both for the boys and myself! It took perseverance (along with fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination) to get each piece separated but we did succeed!

Sight Word With Roads, Cars and Blocks

I confess that I was just about to stick the roads on the floor and when it hit me! What was I doing??? This was a project the boys could design the road system all by themselves.

Sight Word With Roads, Cars and Blocks

The more opportunities children have to make decisions for themselves (e.g., where should the roads go), the better they became at decision making. Creativity is also fostered.

Another bonus of letting the boys put the roads down was that I didn't have to crawl all over the floor! My knees rejoiced! I've lost count of the number of pants I've worn holes in at the knees!

Once the roads were down, it was time to mark lines on them with a permanent marker.

Sight Word With Roads, Cars and Blocks

Sight Word With Roads, Cars and Blocks

Next, we added some crazy houses. These were made out of cardboard and sticky taped to wooden blocks.

Sight Word With Roads, Cars and Blocks

The blocks enabled the buildings to stand up.

Sight Word With Roads, Cars and Blocks

If you'd like a copy of these crazy houses, you're welcome to download them as PDFs and then print them out Crazy Sight Word Houses:

These houses are blank (i.e., without words written on them) so you can write the sight words you are targeting on them. If you laminate them, you could change the words as needed.

Next it was time to play. Each boy took turns to read a sight word from the extra sight word cards I had. Each card showed one sight word which was also displayed on a crazy house.

Sight Word With Roads, Cars and Blocks

They then had to drive their car to the correct house and park there. We continued doing this until each house had a car parked next to it.

The aim of this game was to encourage the boys to read sight words in a fun and interactive way.

You may also like these Sight Word Activities:

Snake Colour Change
Sight Words Bingo
Snake Comes here
Sight Words Stamping Game
Silly Sneaky Snake Word Wheel
How To Make A Sight Word Dice
Menus for Hens
Sight Words Twister

Here is the link if you'd like a copy of the sight words crazy houses. You're welcome to download them as PDFs and then print them out: