This activity is definitely suited to the outdoor area as it involves running. Its really very simple and just a different take on a typical classroom writing activity in phonics. It works well for tricky words as the teacher lets the children read and remember the word at one end of the playground and the children must run to their whiteboards and spell it correctly. Of course it can be played where the word is simply called out and the children must write the word by normal segmenting of sounds.
Competition between teams livens up this activity with older children. Younger children may simply be writing a single sound.
Resources needed: Whiteboards / Pens
British Early Years Centre is a British International Kindergarten School in Bangkok