Sight Word Roll Pop Pull GameWe are so excited to have our friend Jodie from Growing Book by Book here to guest post for us today. We love her blog and all of the wonderful literacy ideas she's got. If you haven't been by Growing Book by Book yet, this is a blog you will want to follow!
I'm so excited to be guest posting today on Sugar Aunts! At Growing Book by Book, I share lots of literacy activities for nurturing our youngest readers. Today, I'd love to share a sight word reading and writing activity with you. Young readers and writers need lots and lots of practice reading and writing sight words. This quick and easy activity fits the bill.
Sight Word Activity: Roll, Pop and Pull
MaterialsHere is what you will need:
- muffin tin
- 6 toilet paper rolls
- assorted colors of tissue paper
- 12 rubber bands
- black marker
- 12 small strips of paper
- writing paper and a pencil/pen
Set-Up1. Cut each of the toilet paper rolls into two pieces so that you have a total of twelve pieces.
2. Cover the top of each toilet paper roll with tissue paper and secure with a rubber band. On top of each structure write a number. Use each number (1-6) two times. 3. On the 12 strips of paper, write sight words that your child needs to practice reading and writing. Stuff each roll with a sight word strip of paper and place them all in the muffin tin. 4. Gather your die, tweezers, writing paper and writing utensil.
To play, the child rolls the die. Then with their finger or the tweezers they pop the circle with the corresponding number. Remove the sight word with the tweezers. This makes for great fine motor skill practice!
There you have a fun and easy sight word game to practice reading and writing skills!
Looking for more sight word activities? Check out these other ideas from Sugar Aunts and Growing Book by Book!
Sight Word Scavenger Hunt Muffin Tin Reading Games I Spy Sight Word Sensory Bottle Sight Word Horseplay!
What other hands-on ideas do you have for practicing sight words?
Jodie Rodriguez is a mom of two little boys (2 and 3), a National Board Certified educator and creator of the Growing Book by Book blog. Jodie has a passion for early literacy and all things related to reading. Connect with Jodie on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Google +.