Category Archives: Sight Words
Rainbow Pom Pom Toss
I found this game online somewhere and sketched it in my idea book a few months ago. I finally decided to make it and I’ve tried it out with my kiddos and they LOVE it!
I call it Rainbow Pom Pom Toss (not sure where the toss part comes in because there is no tossing happening in this game! 🙂
All you need are dice and pom-poms. 🙂
Its really easy to play too! The children roll the die that you have programmed with the letters, numbers, or shapes that are on the mat. They place a coordinating pom-pom on the mat.
Here we are using the 1-6 mat. You should of heard the squeals of excitement when we played!! I’ve been asked 5 or 6 times today when we can play again! 🙂
These will be going into my Math and Literacy Work Stations. 🙂 I’ll also be using them in my small groups.
I put the pom-poms in little buckets that I got in the Target Dollar Spot. The kiddos kept playing until their table ran out of pom-poms and then they put them all back and played again.
I told them if they rolled a number and didn’t have anymore pom-poms left in that color to roll again. I really wanted them keep playing and to learn to share. 🙂
We played with a dot die so that my kiddos had practice matching quantities on the die to the number on the mat.
I’ve also included mats for:
Lowercase letters a-z
And a blank sheet for you to write in whatever skills you would like for your kiddos to work on. I’ll be adding sight words later as well as pictures of two dice (when we start addition).
You can click on any of the product pictures to get your own. 🙂
Sight Word Ideas
I’ve been in and out of town this summer training teachers on Science kits and have had some down time in the evenings to pin things on Pinterest. Some of the ideas I’ve found are about Sight Words. I’m always looking for more ideas to improve my Word Work Station and to find fun ways for my students to learn sight words. Here are some of my favorites:
To play, you spin the top and whatever word that the top stops on you write on a graph. You stop when one word has been filled to the top on the graph.
The children get a job sheet (top left corner) and find the heart that corresponds to the number on the heart. They unscramble the letters and write down the sight word. She also has the children use the hearts for other activities too!
In this game, the children roll the two dice and create a word using the vowel pre-printed on the task sheet.
The children use the “magic spoon” to read different words. They use the same consonant and hold it up to different word endings.
The children toss a pom pom into one of the cups in the muffin tin. They then write a word using that word family. When I make this, I will probably use a foam cube instead of a pom pom and label it with 6 different letters. My Kinder kids can then combine the letter on the die (the side that landed up) with the word ending in the cup.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these ideas. I can’t wait to get started on making them! 🙂