I am always trying to come up with fun ways to keep the Lil Divas engaged in learning.
The Lil Divas enjoy puzzles so when I received my Rainy Day Kit from CraftProjectIdeas.com which included a huge pack of these awesome craft sticks my mind immediately started brainstorming ways to use them for both fun crafts, play and learning.
One of the fun ways we have been using them for learning is by making Word Puzzles.
Activity: Sight Word Puzzles
Note: I have pictured sight words here but we have used these for cvc words and word families as well. This would also be a fun way to practice spelling words.
What You Need:
(we used wooden skill sticks provided by Craft Project Ideas)
What To Do:
1. Write 1 letter per craft stick to spell out each sight word, cvc word or word family.
2. Mix up the sticks.
3. Tell child the target word and let them rearrange the craft sticks
to correctly spell the word.
Tip: I used a different color marker for each word so that the Oldest Diva knew which sticks went together in case of any mix-ups. I store them in a sandwich bag with an index card listing the words. You can easily re-use sticks for new words as they are mastered.
Simple, effective & fun!
The Oldest Diva was so proud of herself when she was done.
*I am linking up to some of these fun linky parties.*