Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sensory Bin

I want to try new and different ways to practice the kindergarten sight words. Here is a fun one today that might be a little of a challenge, but working together it will be great practice!

Use a sensory bin full of rice or beans. I much prefer rice since it is less messy and easier to clean. Hide the letters to the sight words you are practicing. Allow your child to sift through the beans to find the letters and then help her to spell this weeks sight words.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Popcorn sight words

Here is a fun resource for practicing your child's sight words. The game POP for Sight Words is available on Amazon.

"Your child will gobble up handfuls of fun as they recognize and read aloud sight words. Fast-paced game play is great for improving fluency. Use the abundant word cards for your own early literacy activities. Includes 100 die-cut popcorn cards (92 sight words and 8 POP cards), Guide printed on box, and engaging graphics. Measures 3"L x 3"W x 6 1 4"H. 2-4 players. "

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Stamp the words

The tray on the left holds the letters, the paper is in the middle, and stamp pad at the top, and the sponge to the right.

Have your child use the letters to form the sight words you are practicing today. If necessary, get the letters already in to the words. Your child will choose a word, pick the first letter and stamp it, then the child wipes the letter off on the sponge and returns it to the tray.

You may need to sit with your child during this practice. Remember to say the word over and over and over! The more opportunities to hear it, the faster she will learn it!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Rainbow Words

Today is a great day for Rainbows!

Take your child's new sight words and write them on a piece of paper using bubble letters.

Then have your child makes rainbows inside the letters of the word. Have your child choose 8 colors and trace the inside of the letters using each color. That is eight times she is writing the letter and practicing the word!
Of course, make sure she is tracing the letters correctly before leaving her to work by herself. And make sure she does the entire word in one color before moving to the next color

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Practice your new sight words today with a song. Try this one sung to the tune of Bingo:
There was a sightword for the day,
and like was our sight word
l - i -k -e, l-i-k-e, l-i-k-e
and like was our sight word.

if your word has less than 4 letters....try to spell the word and then say this:
There was a sight word for the day,
and can was our sight word,
c-a-n can, c-a-n can, c-a-n can
and can was our sight word.

for single letter words, say it 4 this:
There was a sight word for the day,
and I was our sight word,
I-I-I-I, I-I-I-I, I-I-I-I,

and I was our sight word.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Play Bingo

Today is a great day to play a game of Bingo to practice your sight words. Print the blank Bingo Boards here . Just print page 1 and that will give you 4 Bingo Boards.

How to play:
1. Fill out your Bingo Board with the sight words you are currently practing. Use some words as review too. If you need more words, fill in the child's name or the words Mom or Dad.
2. Use your flashcards to call the words.
3. Make sure you have some chips to use as markers. Use some pennies or other coins if that is easier.
4. As the parent, pull a flashcard from the pile. Show it to your child and ask him/her to read it. Once read, find it on their board and use a chip to mark it.
5. Play until your child gets 3 in a row or play until the board is full. I am playing until the board is full so we make sure to practice each word.
6. Continue playing until you have reviewed all the sight words or your child is ready for something new!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Go get....

This is a fun way to use your flashcards!

Set your flashcards on a table or chair a few feet from where you are sitting.
Say to your child, " Go Get the word "girl".
Your child will go and look through the flashcards to find the word "girl" and bring it back to you!
You could also have your child hop, jump, crawl, wiggle, etc to get the flashcard

A perfect game for a tired mama!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Refrigerator Magnets

Don't forget to use your refigerator magnets. Spell the word for your child and ask her to read it or give her a word to spell!

Sunday, September 18, 2011