We read through them many times before we started playing the game. The point is to get to read the words well and fast enough that they are memorized. We started at the starting point and walked the "path" until the end.
I tried to make the first words make a sentence, but after that it just sounds like babble.
I made the last word be "Stop."
Here's our rules:
If you miss a word, you start over.
You have 1 minute to read them all
We are still working on it.
**Update: This activity is a great way to practice sight words, but didn't work for us. After two days on the floor, half the words were eaten or chewed by little brother. He dominates the floor right now and eats everything he can get into his mouth. We ended up pulling all the words up. I need another way to do this instead. Any ideas?