Activity for 4 to 8 year olds.
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 download (below) for some snowy fun.
To prep, I printed the snowflakes on cardstock to make them extra sturdy.
I used my scissors to cut out each flake and printed a worksheet for follow up.
Then I filled an empty baking pan with a thin layer of salt to make pretend snow. (Shaving cream would be a great alternative too!)
That’s it! 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 flake 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 after me, “On. O-N” and then wrote it in the snow.
Big Brother continued reading, spelling and writing the words until he’d practiced them all.
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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