Snowflake Sight Words

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.

Getting Ready

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.

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. Mary

    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!

    • Malia Hollowell

      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. stephanie

    Love this idea and the photos are awesome! Thanks for sharing at After School!

    • Malia Hollowell

      Thank you, Kristen!! That kudos means so much coming from you.

    • Malia Hollowell

      Thanks for including my Snowflake Sight Words in your roundup, Anna! Hopping over to check it out.

  3. Website

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

  4. Patti

    Another one of your WONDERFUL IDEAS!!!

    • Kimberleigh

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


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