Activity for ages 5 to 7.
Christmas is right around the corner and our house is all a-buzz with Christmas activities. Amidst all of our shenanigans, I’ve still managed sneak in a couple learning activities.
My son’s teacher has been sending home flashcards with the sight words they’re working on. We put all of them on a ring but just reading flashcards is pretty boring. I came up with a little activity to combine my son’s sight words with my favorite Christmas tradition: decorating the Christmas tree!
The prep is pretty easy: You’ll need several sheets of card stock in green and whatever colors you want your ornaments to be, scissors, glue, and a pen.
First, cut out a simple Christmas tree shape. I cut out three triangles and just glued them on top of each other. Don’t forget your stump! I made two so two people could play.
Next, cut out a bunch of circles for your ornaments (or if you’re lucky like me, use a circle punch). I think I ended up doing about twenty circles.
On each ornament, write one of your child’s sight words.
I placed the ornaments on each tree so I could space them out properly. I then wrote the sight word on the tree itself.
Now you’re ready to play!
C and I each picked a tree, put the ornaments in a pile face down, and then took turns picking an ornament. If the ornament word matched a word on our tree, we got to put it on.
If not, we had to put it back in the pile.
Whoever finished decorating their tree first was the winner!
Super simple activity and C is starting to read and spell those trickier words (House! Bean!) like a champ!
Hope everyone is staying warm and have a wonderful holiday season!
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