Sunday, February 3, 2013

Super Ball Games

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! In my house, the boys will be gathered around the TV all day, and I'll be watching commercials and catching up on a few projects. (Yay for football!)

In the sporty spirit, here are a few fun literacy ideas for the ball players in your house.


Sight Word Super Ball: Type up your child's sight words or difficult-to-master spelling words and stick them on an old ball. (Or just write them with a permanent marker.) Play a game of catch. Each catcher says the word closest to his thumb. His partner spells the word. Continue until lots of words are caught and spelled!

*Note: In retrospect I shouldn't have chosen a ball with holes. (It quickly became hard/annoying to find spots to stick words.) Since my kids would have freaked if I covered their Seahawks ball in spelling words, this old, unloved ball at the bottom of our ball bin had to do the trick. :)

Also try these super ideas...
Alphabet Ball Games from Hands on As We Grow
Build-a-Sight-Word Basketball: Free on Teachers Pay Teachers
Reading Comprehension Beach Ball from I Can Teach My Child
Sight Word Soccer: Free on Teachers Pay Teachers
Toss and Answer from Growing Book by Book


Have a super day!