Easy and fun way to see if children can remember what happened at the beginning, middle and end of a story. Possibly use at the beginning of the year then move to children writing what happened rather then drawing it.
Or with letters/numbers - Sight Word Beach Ball: Use a Sharpie to write sight words on a beach ball. Take kiddos outside and have them throw or volley the ball around. Whoever catches the ball, must read all the sight words that their hands touch!