Got a kid on the move who can’t sit still?
This Sight Words on a Fence Spray is the perfect outdoor activity to help your child learn to read.
It’s perfect for kids with ADHD who have energy to spare and are eager to engage in learning that’s fun.
How To Learn Sight Words Outdoors
- Write common sight words on your fence with chalk.
- Call out a sight word.
- Child erases the sight word with water using a hose, spray bottle or wet sponge.
- Continue until child erases all the sight words
- Once the words are erased the child can write or draw creatively on the wet fence. Drawing with wet chalk is a fantastic sensory activity.
Accommodations for Special Needs
- If this activity is too advanced for your child, play with alphabet letters on a fence and call out letter sounds or names. Or you point to the words your child doesn’t yet read independently and then the child sprays the word once you have assisted your child.
- If your child is sensory avoidant and doesn’t like to get wet, eliminate the water. Have the child stand a distance away from the sight word fence. When you call out the word, your child runs and tags the word on the fence and then runs back to the other side.
- If your child has defiance challenges and resists doing activities, ask your child if they would like to help you write the words on the fence.
- Use harder sight words for advanced students or write an entire sentence on the fence and the child erases one word at a time from the sentence as you call it out.
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