Google+ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Sight Word Fun & Learning to Read Week #3

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sight Word Fun & Learning to Read Week #3

Sight Words: and, down, look, see, up

Word Families: ut & at review

Books: This week we used books from Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers (the Lil Divas read these nightly), First Little Readers: Guided Reading Level A , and Sight Word Readers Parent Pack: Learning the First 50 Sight Words Is a Snap!

Sight Word Activities:

Slap It!

This week's Slap It! was given a fun lil twist by adding some fly swatters (from the $1 Spot at Target).

Oh, the fun the Lil Divas had swatting those pesky sight word bugs! :) I used all 16 words we have been working on over the past few weeks. It was a wonderful interactive review - be prepared for giggles! 

Magnetic Writing Board Fun

Forming Sight Words - I wrote the weeks words on large bee cutouts and provided the Lil Divas with our Melissa & Doug Magnetic Wooden Alphabet letters. They got busy reading the words and using the letters to re-write the words.

Then, they practiced writing the words on their magnetic doodle board using the Melissa & Doug Magnetic Wooden Alphabet letters to write the words on the boards. They found this activity fun and really enjoyed it.

Sight Words Song - Each week we sing a simple sight word song for each word to help the lil Divas with the spelling/recognition of each word. The Oldest Diva really likes this & sings the song with different sight words on her own!  :)

What We Sang: The Sight Word Song (sung to to the tune of B-I-N-G-O)

There was a sight word I wanted to spell and AND was my sight word.
A-N-D (clap with each letter) spells and,
A-N-D (clap with each letter) spells and,
A-N-D (clap with each letter) spells and
& and was my sight word!

We follow the above tune/format for each of our sight words!

We continue to use Sight Word Printables from They include writing the word, recognizing and finidng the words in a chart/table as well as within sentences. The girls have really gotten the hang of these - even the Littlest Diva.

Marble Sight Words - I got this cute idea from Carissa over at 1+1+1 =1

We used our marbles (from our "reward" jars) to write the sight words. The Oldest Diva did great & really liked this. The Littlest Diva needed my help forming the letters from the marbles but she did it too.

We also played a fun Catch the Sight Word Game w/a bee balloon I founf at Target for $1.00. I wrote all our sight words and they Lil Divas threw the bee to each other and whichever word their hands landed on - they had to read aloud. Fun!

Word Family Activities: ut & at review week

I though it would be a good idea to review the 2 word families we had done because the Oldest Diva seems to confuse at with ut & it at first glance. I have to force her to look at certain words again and then she realizes her mistake and corrects it.

We re-visited our word sliders this week for ut and at:

and I had the Lil Divas play a little review game where they had to put the bugs (with at and ut words written on them) on the correct flower.

What did you do to practice sight words and/or phonics this week?

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  1. What cute activities for sight words! Love the fly swatters to slap the words and the bumble bee blow up toy with the sight words on it. Little Bro will have to try the magnetic board activity, as we have those and he likes to use his.
    Happy Monday! Just love your blog!

  2. love the sight word song. my daughter hasn't seemed interested in learning sight words so going to try this.

  3. I LOVE the idea of the fly swatters! My very active preschool sidekick will love trying that out to practice his letters.
    I bet school is a lot of fun at your house!

  4. I absolutely am going to do this. So creative and my girls are going to love it. Thank you. (Btw, I found you on Pinterest - I'm 5minutesformom there.)

    1. Thanks Susan - hope your girls enjoy it as much as mine. So nice to have you here - I LOVE your site :)

  5. How did you do the fly swatters.. are their magnets on them?

    1. The fly swatters were dollar store finds. We use them to swat the word I call out. I write words on insect cut outs and they have to "swat" the correct word/insect.

      Hope that's what you meant - if not feel free to ask more questions.


  6. I love the fly swatter idea - thanks for sharing it! I will be linking here from my list of sight word activities (chasing inspiration for my girl!)

  7. We are just starting to use sight words for my 6 year old these activities might just be the ticket for him. He gets bored easily. Thanks for the pinning.

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