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Action Sight Word Games for Boys Who Have to Move!

Did you know that there are action sight word games? I found nine really fun ones for you and your boys.

Some boys are big into movement and action; in fact it is hard for them to sit still! They need to move while they are learning and when they do both at the same time the learning sticks.

I hope you like these activities for boys. If your boy is starting to read, or wants to review some words, these games will be great for him.

Awesome sight word games for boys who are always on the move! These action sight word games are just right for bodily-kinesthetic learners and boys who don't like to sit still. They can learn to read in a way that works best for them. Click the picture to see 9 fun games.

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Action Sight Word Games

You really are best off honoring their need to be on the move and finding ways help them learn while on the go.  (Read more about Bodily-Kinesthetic Learning Style.)

Break out the water balloons! This one is a winner. They played by throwing the balloons with words into hoops but I am thinking that if he gets it right he gets to throw the balloon at mom!

I played on a few soccer teams when I was young (really!) and think it is an awesome game.  Try sight word soccer if your son is a fan.

Sight Word Basketball? You bet. Dribble to the words for some hands-on reading fun.

Sight Word Target Practice sounds fun! You could do this one a variety of ways. They use stuffed animals.

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Older boys will want to try this target practice idea instead. Slingshot Sight Word Target Practice is very cool!  (This is our favorite slingshot – foam balls are great, let me tell you!)

If you have a boy who likes to stretch and twist about this is perfect for him. The Twister Sight Word Game is just like Twister but with a sight word “twist.” (I had to say it – sorry!)

This action sight word game features running, Star Wars, and LEGO too!  Do you think your boys will want to play? I love that they had to take a little LEGO break to build a ship for the game 🙂

Get the water guns out for this one and tell your boys to get ready to zap those ghosts! The object of this Ghost Zappers game is to find the ghost with a specific word and zap it with your water gun.

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Interactive sight word games are a great way for active boys to learn and remember their words. Let him pick the ones he would like to try and set it up for him. I’m sure you will all have a ball!

Pop over to this article on Sight Word Games Boys Will Go For to see more ideas including a sight word cup crash game that I know they will like.

If you like action sight word games, be sure to check out the other sight word activities.

Free Printable Sight Word Game (played with LEGO Minifigs!)

Sight Word Games to Help Your Kids Learn from The Super Mommy  Club

Sight Word Games Boys Will Go For

Melanie Thomas

Thursday 27th of August 2015

These would be good even for girls, and especially good for summer learning. I like to find ways to keep our learning going throughout the summer. However my daughter would much rather be playing outside than sitting inside doing schoolwork, so these kinds of activities are great for meeting in the middle. Thanks for linking up these fun learning activities last week at the Learning Kid Link-up. This week we are going live at 7am EST (Thursday).

Sheila Rogers

Thursday 27th of August 2015

Hi Melanie, Yup - they are great for any kids who like to move a lot. I write about boys so that is my focus but of course any of the activities can be used for any child. If you have a girl who has to move then I highly recommend finding ways to let her do so. Sitting inside doing schoolwork doesn't sound like a great match for a play and movement kid. Hope she likes some of these.

Courtney @ Mommy & Her Men

Monday 24th of August 2015

Love it! I have a Little Man that absolutely MUST move! I'll have to try some of these with his weekly sight word list! Thanks so much!

Sheila Rogers

Tuesday 25th of August 2015

Hi Courtney, So glad you like it. You are most welcome. Thank you for the comment.

Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty

Monday 24th of August 2015

Love this roundup, and it will come in so handy on the days I have my boys home with me! Thank you for linking this to Merry Monday!

Sheila Rogers

Tuesday 25th of August 2015

Thanks Megan, I'm glad you will be able to use it.


Tuesday 18th of August 2015

Thanks for providing this list. My girls will have fun trying some modified versions of these out.

Sheila Rogers

Tuesday 25th of August 2015

You are most welcome Natasha. I hope your girls enjoy them.

Christina @There's Just One Mommy

Tuesday 18th of August 2015

I absolutely love these! For me it's my daughter who just NEEDS to move. I am always looking for good ways to make reading more active for her. Can't wait to try some of these this week!


Sheila Rogers

Tuesday 18th of August 2015

Hi Christina, There are certainly plenty of girls who need to move! I was one of them :) I heard "can't you sit still!" more times than I care to remember. So glad you found something to use with your daughter. Thanks so much for stopping by (and for the pin!)