Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sight Word Ring Toss

Happy weekend to all!  Yesterday, while perusing Pinterest, I found a cute homemade version of ring toss and I was suddenly inspired:>!  You can find the original version here.  All you need is paper plates, paint or markers, scissors, a paper towel tube, and some tape to make this part of the game.  Below is a picture of what it looks like.  This version was used at home, but I figured the same version could be used in the classroom.  Looks easy peasy right?!
To prepare for the game in the classroom, I would put three tape lines on the floor of the classroom.  The first yellow, the closest to the ring stand (3 feet away), the second red (4 feet away), in the middle of the yellow and blue tape, and then blue (5 feet away).  On flashcards, write your grade levels sight words or dolch words, and sort them into three groups according to difficulty.  Then you are ready to play!

To play the game, break your students into two teams.  I always let my students pick the name of their team, but that of course is up to you.  Then, when it is their turn, allow each student to pick their own level of difficulty for their word.  If the student gets the word correct, then they can choose which line they would like to toss a ring from.  They can either get three, four, or five points for their team.  If they get the word incorrect, it is the next persons turn.  Play continues until everyone gets a turn, or as long as the teacher allows.  Whichever team has the most points at the end is the winner!

And that is it. Sounds easy and fun right?  I thought so!  I know any little kiddos I know would love it.  I hope someone can use it!  Who couldn't use another fun and easy way to practice sight words?



  1. Looks like a fun game! Could use colored plastic plates to keep from having to color them. Anytime we can make a game out of it, the kids love it! Thanks for sharing.
    Conversations in Literacy

  2. That sounds like an awesome idea! I'm all about simple games that get kids into learning.