Now, there's a heap of pins and posts for this idea on the vast expanse of the internet, so it's definitely not my original idea - I guess it might be one of those things that teachers have been doing forever! Well maybe not forever... just since Twister hit toy store shelves.
I wrote the words I wanted my class to practise on index cards and taped them to the mat. (I'd love to have a few old mats that I could just write on with permanent marker to keep for when I needed them!) I wrote 20 different words, but closer to the beginning of the year I would write a few words numerous times. The rules are easy: Spin the spinner in the same way you do for regular Twister, to get a 'left foot blue' type instruction. Kidlets can put their hand or foot on any circle they like, as long as they can read the word on it first. When they fall down, they're out!
We had LOTS of fun playing this game - all I could hear was giggles and cheers as each group got their turn to play. It will definitely be making it into my high-rotation list of sight word games. Have you tried Twister in your classroom, or do you have another favourite sight word game to play? I'd love to hear some more great ideas. :)
One more 5am alarm before the weekend... where do the weeks go?!