Children practice reading and alphabet knowledge while playing an active game with hula hoops.
- Large alphabet letters
- Hula hoops
A combination of physical activty and brain activity to learn some literacy, sometimes making movements with our bodies will help us to understand and something better and quicker.
- Create a starting line with tape or a skipping rope.
- Lay out the large alphabet letters at different distances from the starting line. You can also write out words on paper.
- Have children toss the hoops and try to get a hoop land on a letter (or word).
- Once hooped, have them read aloud their letter (or word) and the sound it makes.
- Use words of varying difficulties and lengths to match the skill level of your group.
- Create a point system for the letters depending on the distance away from the starting line.
- For older groups, ha ve them say a word bgining with their hooped letter.
- Ensure that the throwing area is clear of people before throwing and discourage participants from throwing the hoops too hard or too high so as to avoid injuries.
Was there a letter that was difficult to identify or say?