Recently I taught a lesson on subatomic particles to some 9th graders. As part of the lesson I made a bunch of mats to represent places in the orbitals. They took me a while to put together, so I needed to come up with something else to do with them. Hence, the Sight Words Play Mats.
To make the mats I cut some $2 shower curtain liners into squares. Then I used a few colors of duct tape to make borders around each square. Then I used a big roll of masking tape to put a word on each side of the mat. I figured the masking tape would be easy to switch out for harder words later. For now I mostly used sight words and prepositions.
Xander wanted to help out.
Showing off his mats.
We played a few ways. I put out a bunch of the mats and had him jump, hop, and skip to different words. In this picture he is attempting to stand on one foot on "because."
Then I put them all out in a big "snake." He would call out a word then jump on it, working his way around the snake. Since there were words on both sides, I could just flip over each mat when he made it through them all. Of course, he had me play too.
I could see tossing balls or shooting darts on them. What ideas can you think of?