We’re starting a brand-new thematic unit…SNOW! Regardless of whether we have any white stuff on the ground outside here, we are going to enjoy snow, snowflakes, and even snowmen for the next few weeks.
To kick off our new thematic unit, we decided to make some snowy sight words (go here if you don’t know what ‘sight words’ are). Big Brother is still a little young for sight words (4 years old in 2 weeks), but I thought I would introduce two sight words a week to start. This week, we are starting with “the” and “and”.
Here’s what you’ll need: some fake snow (I bought my bag in the clearance section at Target for 59 cents, but you could also use sugar), blue paper, a marker, and glue!
1. Cut a piece of blue construction paper in half and write the sight words on the paper using a marker.
2. Let your child trace over the letters using a bottle of glue.
3. Sprinkle the glue with the fake snow.
4. Let the glue dry.
After we made our snowy sight words, we read several books together. While reading, I would point to one of these words and ask him to identify the word. I’ll be hanging these words on our refrigerator this week so that he can be reminded of the new words he learned!
Looking for more sight words activities? Try making your own sight word bingo game.