Sight Word Dive

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One of our favorite things about the summer is swimming.  My parents have a pool and we live about 2 miles from a YMCA waterpark, so we are in the water a lot!  Unfortunately, Little Brother has had some major respiratory issues lately (pneumonia about six weeks ago and walking pneumonia 2 weeks ago) so we haven’t been able to swim yet this summer due to the potential for chlorine to worsen his breathing issues.

After waiting a few weeks, we were finally able to go swimming!  I came up with an idea to help reinforce the sight words Big Brother has been working on by doing one of his favorite activities:  diving for dive rings sticks!

 

Here’s what you’ll need:  Diving sticks (ours were $1.50 at Dollar General), packing tape, and a permanent marker.  

 

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1.  Wrap each diving stick with a piece of packing tape.  Write your preferred sight words on each stick (I wrote them on both “sides”).

 

 

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2.  Grab an eager swimmer to dive for the sticks.

 

 

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3.  Have your child read the word once he/she draws it from the water!

 

 

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Rinse and repeat.  :)

 

 

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*Although it should go without saying, please make sure your child is supervised AT ALL TIMES while in a swimming pool or near any body of water.

 

 

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Check out more sight word activities here.  

 

 

Comments

  1. Samantha H says

    This is such a clever idea for reinforcing learning this summer! I LOVE it and am excited to try it with my 5 year old!

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