For Christmas she received two sets of beads. Yes TWO sets of beads. Two extra large sets of beads. After making a few bracelets she decided that beading wasn’t really for her… and so the search for bead activities and bead art projects began.
We used an empty water bottle left over from our Easter Game and a very small amount of our huge bead collection to create our sight word I spy game. FUN!
Pouring the beads into the bottle became a learning activity of its own. I let her give it a try with and without the funnel. What a great hands on way to learn the purpose of a funnel. She also learned HOW to use a funnel because putting too many beads in at once clogged the spout.
To make the sight words small enough to fit inside the bottle I cut pieces from a cereal box. (A manila folder, poster board or card stock would work too!)
Little M wrote out the words. I sat close by and repeated the word over and over. This helps reinforce the sight words before the activity even starts!
She loves periods… can you tell?
I wanted to say each word again as she placed them into the bottle… she had other plans and jammed them all in at once. Oh well, I guess it is HER activity.
Once the Sight Word I Spy bottle was made we shook it up and found words. Reading the ones that popped to the surface.
Little M took it a step further and made up a little game. She had me hide her sight word cards. Then she shook up the I spy bottle. She went in search of the word that surfaced. I have such creative kids!
*** Because beads are small please supervise kids. If you have a little one who puts things in their mouth, simply glue the lid on before letting them use it.***
How do you make sight words fun?