Some words just don’t make sense when you try to sound them out phonetically. That is were learning sight words becomes important which is a stage we have reached in our home–yay! Little Tiger has been enjoying reading her beginner books (like Bob Books-affiliate link) but she comes across words that she just needs to know because they are constantly showing up and they make her stumble and feel frustrated because her typical sounding out technique doesn’t work. I went through the books she is currently enjoying and selected sight words (and a few cvc words) that she could use some practice on, and then I made sight word puzzles in just a few minutes. They are
We used three letter words because our paint sample had 4 sections (1 for the word and 3 for each letter). You can make them however you would like using two letter words or more and don’t worry if you can’t find the exact paint samples I used. All you need is paint sample cards or craft paper in varying shades or you can fold and cut large paint sample cards.
Sight Word Paint Sample Puzzles
Paint Samples (I used Dutch Boy paint samples)
Marker (I used Chalk Markers-affiliate link so the letters were nice and bright)
To prep the activity write words on the large end of the paint sample. Write each letter of the word on the smaller portions of the paint sample. Rip or cut the paint sample apart. (Like I mentioned earlier if you are unable to find the exact kind of paint samples all you need is paint sample cards or craft paper in varying shades or you can fold and cut large paint sample cards).
Put the words in one pile and the letters in a separate pile. Have child select a word then find the letters to spell the word. Repeat until all the cards and letter have been used.
When we first started this activity I set the letters down in groups so that she would have an easier time learning the activity. Once she became more comfortable with it we spread the letters around to make it more of a hunt. Not only is she learning to read, but she is also learning to spell. Once she is done with the activity I place all the paint samples in a basket where she can play with them whenever she likes. Since she loves puzzles this activity excites her just like a game and she even asks me to make more paint sample word puzzles for her when we are reading together and she finds a word she wants to practice–so awesome!
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