Are you in need of a motivating way to practice reading, spelling and writing sight words this winter? Grab some salt, a baking dish and our free snowflake sight words download for some snowy fun.

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Getting Ready

To prep this activity, I printed the snowflake sight words on cardstock to make them extra sturdy. (You can laminate them to make them even more durable and use for year after year).

I used my scissors to cut out each snowflake and printed a worksheet for follow up.

Then I filled an empty baking pan with a thin layer of salt to make it look like pretend snow. (Shaving cream would be a great alternative if you do not have salt!)

That’s all it is! We were ready to play.

Snowflake Sight Words

I placed the snowflakes upside down in a pile and called my son over to join me. He picked up the top snowflake in the stack and I helped him read it out loud.

“Be,” he repeated after me. “B-E.”  My son used his pointer finger to write the word in our pretend snow and read “be” again.

When he was finished, he picked up the next card. He repeated the next word after me, “On. O-N” and then wrote it in the snow.

Big Brother continued reading, spelling, and writing the words until he had practiced them all.

Sight Words Extension Activity

Although he wasn’t ready for the extra challenge yet, I included a follow-up worksheet older kids can use to get even more practice.

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  1. You can make snow that feels cold like real snow by mixing baking soda and shaving cream! Then take it a step further and put vinegar in a spray bottle and spray it on the snow to watch it bubble up like a volcano. It’s awesome! The kids in my preschool class love it!

    1. Ahhh!!! Cold pretend snow?! I LOVE it. Adding shaving cream to our shopping list right now. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this tip, Mary.

  2. Such a great idea. I believe my two little boys will love it. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Thank you Patti! I hope you find hours of fun and learning.
      Kimberleigh // Happiness Ambassador

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