With 4 kids, I do most of my shopping for birthday and holiday gifts online. It is so much easier to just pop onto Amazon and order something with my prime shipping and then sit back and relax until it's delivered a few days later in a convenient brown box that keeps it safe from prying eyes. Another bonus (or draw-back depending on how you look at it) is all the packaging that comes with those orders. We all know that the best part of any gift for most children is playing with the box that it comes in, but we've also been finding new ways to play with that fun bubble wrap and the plastic air bags that keep our packages safe while shipping.
This activity combines a routine activity (practicing sight words) with something my kids love (popping things and making noise)!
Set-up for this activity literally took minutes. I grabbed a Sharpie marker and our plastic air bags and wrote a word on each one using my son's sight word notebook.
Since it happened to be an unseasonably warm afternoon, I took the kids outside and used clothespinsto hang our sight words on a tomato cage. We have actually gotten more use out of our tomato cages using them for activities like this than we have during the summer months when they're trying to hold up our tomato plants!
You could also turn this into a race to see how fast your child could find a specific word that you call out.
This was so much fun for my active 5-year-old and he is patiently waiting for more boxes to arrive from Amazon so Mommy can make more sight words for him to pop!
Here are some more great ideas for practicing sight words from the lovely ladies of the Kids Blogger Network:Sight Word Busy Box - Still Playing School
Sight Word Dot Marker Pages - 3 Dinosaurs
Sight Word Stomp - Look We're Learning
Sight Word I Spy Bottle - Sugar Aunts
Musical Sight Words - Mom to 2 Posh Lil' Divas
Sight Word Dolch Lists - 3 Dinosaurs
Sight Word Dominoes and Speed Racer - No Time for Flash Cards
Sight Word Snacks - JDaniel4s Mom
Dolch Sight Word Flashcards and Worksheets - 3 Boys and a Dog
Sight Word Bowling - Mom to 2 Posh Lil' Divas
I Spy Sight Words - Clever Classroom
Sight Word Scavenger Hunt - Sugar Aunts
Sight Word Sensory Bag - Childhood 101
Sight Word Parking Lot - Frogs, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails
Muffin Tin Reading Games - Growing Book by Book
Sight Word Journals - Teach Preschool
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