It’s time for some fun ghostly sight word practice that doesn’t involve a pencil or paper or printing or laminating. I’m always looking for ways to get my kinders moving, but this activity has proven to be a favorite because not only can they move but . . . it’s fun ( . . . and of course, I love it because it makes them want to practice words.)
All you need is a couple (or a dozen) of these little guys. He’s a simple whiffle ball (golf ball size) stuck in a piece of white cloth with a string (or you could use a rubber band) tied at his neck to give him that ghostly feel. Don’t forget to give him a couple of eyes.
Students are paired up to toss the ghost back and forth as they spell their sight words. So one would start and say for instance, “the” and then toss it to their partner and the partner would say “t” and toss it so the other person could say “h” and back for the “e.”
You can do this whole group of course. Or you can have your students team up by readiness levels and they can work on words that are specific to their level in the hall or in a corner of the room.
I house my little family of ghost in this cute little pumpkin, but just stick them in any festive basket or bucket to grab your minders attention and interest.
I promise. It’s cheap. It’s easy. It’s fun. And . . . you’re kids will beg to do it well after Halloween.