As a former Pre-Kindergarten teacher and now stay-at-home mommy of 2 boys and a sweet baby girl, many people ask me how they can be implementing educational concepts in the lives of their young children at home before they enter school. Instead of trying to come up with a quick list of ideas off the top of my head to answer these questions, I have decided to put all of my lessons into this blog. I, along with so many other parents, want to be purposeful at home with my children and make the most of the time I have with them.
I hope that this blog can help, encourage, and inspire you to work with your kiddos and
get involved in the learning process! The benefits will be endless,
and the moments you share together will be priceless! As Dr. Seuss once said,
"The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!"

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wacky Word Wednesday: Swat the Sight Words!

Language Objectives:
* To review sight words and recognize them quickly

* large piece of construction paper or poster board
* fly swatter
* marker
* sight word printables from Unique Teaching Resources (see previous sight word post)

* It's time for the "Swat the Sight Words" game!  Write approximately 10-15 sight words on a large piece of paper or poster board (or even a dry erase board so you can change out the words).  Call out a word and let your child "swat" it with a fly swatter!  See how fast they can find it.  They will have a blast doing this!
( Feel free to modify this for younger kids with letter and number recognition.)

Check out Sawyer's concentration with his
tongue sticking out! :)

* You could also use a flashlight and let them shine the light on the correct word or make a special pointer to point out the words.  Use your imagination!

* After we played the game, Sawyer reviewed the sight words with the flashcards we made.  I just printed each list that we have been working on, cut them out, punched holes in the corners, and placed each set on a ring.

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