I have been so excited to share this activity with you all.
Working on our name and sight words is way more exciting when we are up and moving. So today, we are going to move like ice skaters as we skate for our name and sight words and believe me, these skates are slipperier than they look…
Grab a FREE copy of the Ice Skating Template in the Required Materials section below.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Reading

  • Recognizes name
  • Identify the letters in name

Gross Motor

  • Use locomotor skills with balance in a variety of directions
  • Use locomotor skills with coordination in a variety of directions
  • Engage in non-locomotor body movements with balance and coordination (Stand on tip toes and raise your arms)
  • Use objects during active play

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Reading

  • Recognizes name
  • Identify the letters in name
  • Recognize sight words (I, my, you, is, are, the, of, and, can, like)

Gross Motor

  • Use locomotor skills with balance in a variety of directions and changing directions during active play
  • Use locomotor skills with coordination in a variety of directions and changing directions during active play
  • Engage in non-locomotor body movements with balance, coordination, and control (twist and bend)
  • Demonstrate coordination in using objects during active play

Required Materials

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Ice Skating Template - Explorers

*Ice Skating Template - Creators

*Markers

*Wax Paper

*Roll of Paper

*Scissors

Step #1

Print and cut out the Ice Skating Template.

Explorers – Write the letters of your Lil’s name on the template so that one letter is on each skater. You will do this twice so that you have 2 copies of your Lil’ name.

Creators – Write your Lil’s entire name on the one blank skater. You will do this twice so that you have 2 copies of your Lil’ name.

Step #2
Lay out a sheet of paper about 2-3 feet long.
Step #3
Cut two pieces of wax paper big enough for each foot to stand on.
Step #4
You have 2 copies of sight words or the letters in your Lil’s name.

Place one copy on one end of the paper and the second copy on the opposite end of the paper.

Step #5
Stand on the wax paper in the middle of the white paper.
Step #6

Slide or ice skate over to one end of the paper and pick up one letter or sight word.

Skate to the opposite side and match the letter/sight word to the corresponding letter/sight word.

If your Lil’ does not naturally say the letter or sight word when they pick it up, say it for them. This will help them begin to correlate the written and spoken word.

Teacher Tip

If your Lil’ is getting good at identifying the letters and sight words, challenge them by sending them on a mission to pick a specific letter/word that you call out rather than picking them blindly.

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