I have come up with 5 fun ways to learn sight words that are also hands-on.
1. I love collecting and using inexpensive props for hands-on literacy activities.
Bottle tops and ping pong balls fall in to this category! There are so many things you can do with both bottle tops and ping-pong balls.
1. Use ping pong balls or bottle top lids to create fun, hands-on sight word centers.
Ask staff and students to bring in clean bottle tops. You could hold a table competition to see who brings in the most tops. Collect them in a container and write on the top of each lid with a permanent marker.
You can use any word list for the 5 activities mentioned below.
Find more of these games in our Bottle Top Games bundle.
Collect and laminate old newspapers, magazine pages, menus, instruction guides, junk mail, flyers, birthday cards, food packaging and school notes.
Keep them all in a container with magnifying glasses (I found mine at the Dollar Store). If you don’t have magnifying glasses, children can pretend to be detectives with magnifying glasses.
Now you’re ready to go on a word hunt!
Children record the word they find on their hunt, on their record sheets. Click here to download your free record sheets.
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3. There aren’t that many free sight word apps that are good, but here are some quality ones that I found. Click on the individual links below to go to The App Store for each app.
Click on the individual pictures below to download the app (you will need to be on your mobile device, if not pin the image and come back to it later).
Here are some of the app pictures. I have tried to include as many images of inside the applications as possible.
Click on the image to go to The App Store.
YouTube is a treasure trove of educational resources. I have been making playlists up, which I hope to grow. I have made up two playlists for sight words.
4. I love creating hands-on resources to share here, on my blog and also in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
I know that children learn best through play, experimentation and when they are making neuro pathways through positive experiences. These resources aim to make children laugh and engage them as active learners.
Here are a few of my new interactive resources.
Having a fun, hands-on, interactive way to learn new words can help with learning and revising words.