The Flyswatter Game
This activity is a staff and volunteer favorite!
Purpose: to help learners build their skimming and sight word recognition skills
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Materials Needed: two flyswatters
- Write words on the board in random order. The words can be vocabulary from the weekly unit, sight words that learners should know, or a blend of past and current vocabulary words.
- Divide the class into two teams. Have one representative from each team come up and stand in front of the board. Give each one a flyswatter.
- Call out a word from the board. The two learners race to be the first ones to hit the word with their flyswatter. The learner who hits the word first wins a point for their team.
- Play the game until everyone has had a turn, or until all of the words have been called.
Expansion: Write the words on small slips of paper and have the learners who are waiting for their turn read the words out loud.