10 Simple to Make Reading Games for Kids. These are great for learning sight words, word families and more! Love these hands on ideas for Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade kids (great with Dolche words in homeschool)
I loved doing this when I was learning how to read and write! Have the child say the individual letters as they trace them in the salt/cornmeal, and you're addressing all three learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic.