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Free Printable Sight Word Cards. Sight words are a term used to describe a group of common or high frequency words that a reader should recognise on sight.

Free Printable Sight Word Cards

Words such as; the, is and was, are an example of a sight word. Having this instant or automatic recall of sight words helps early or beginning readers develop into smooth and efficient readers. Build a Sight Word is a great activity for children to play to help develop their sight word vocabulary. Using the free printable sight word cards, children look at each letter in the word and re-create (build) the word using the wooden letters. Once they have built the sight word, they cover each letter with small glass gems. There are more activities below sharing some ideas on how you can play and learn with the same items provided. What you will need? You will need coloured glass gems, wooden alphabet letters (and/or numbers) and printable sight word cards (see below for printing). Let’s Play – Create Sight Words Some decoding strategies to try when learning sight words: Alfabeto a puntini. Printable Dot to Dot Alphabet Letter Charts. Fine Motor Work Station or Centre Activity.

Creating patterns, swirls, squiggles and zig-zags with buttons, children will have so much fun playing with this fine motor work station or learning centre activity.

Fine Motor Work Station or Centre Activity

Children enjoy hands-on activities and the bright colours and buttons are so engaging and motivating for children. What you will need? You will need coloured card, marker pen and assorted buttons. If you do not have button, you may like to use gemstones, string, stones, pebbles, bottle tops, pompoms, shells or other small tokens for this activity. Let’s Play This activity can be utilised as a simple work station. More ideas This activity is great for sorting and classifying the colours or size of the buttons. Turn the paper over to create your very own pictures, patterns, words, letters, numbers and shapes. Let’s Learn Learning Opportunities Creativity and imaginationFine Motor DevelopmentHand-Eye Coordination and ControlConcentrationLanguage development – swirls, patterns, zig-zags and colours.Mathematics – patterns. DIY Chalkboard Branch Circles. I am always looking for fun ways to encourage and motivate children in developing their fine motor and writing skills.

DIY Chalkboard Branch Circles

I made these DIY Chalkboard Branch Circles for my Pre-primary class (5 year olds) to create an exciting new canvas for children to draw and write on. There are countless ways that you can use the DIY Chalkboard Branch Circles, such as, writing letters, numbers, shapes, words and names. The ideas are endless! What you will need? You will need, branch circles, black chalkboard paint, paint brush and chalk.

When applying the chalkboard paint, you will only need one coat of paint. Shapes Some ideas: Sorting – matching – classifying shapes into groups, pairs, etc.Play Memory: Draw the shapes twice on each branch circle and turn them all over. Numbers Alphabet Letters Write all the letters in the alphabet onto the branch circle chalkboards using chalk.Order the alphabet from a to z. For more Alphabet Letter Activities and Play Ideas click here. Names: Bugs and Bottle Tops. Bugs and Bottle Tops is a simple and fun activity for kids to play with.

Bugs and Bottle Tops

It is a great opportunity for children to develop their fine motor skills. The activity can be incorporated into a science topic such as bugs or insects or learning about the letter B learning centre and also an opportunity to sort, classify and match colours. We have been exploring bugs in our Pre-Primary (5 year olds) science program, sharing books about them, searching for bugs in the playground with magnifying glasses, bringing some bugs into the classroom and observing them. We have also been drawing and labelling them. The Bugs and Bottle Tops was a small group (2-3 children) activity that was set up in our classroom with purpose of provide an opportunity for developing their fine motor skills and linking it to bug theme we have been covering in science. What you will need? You will need tweezers or min tongs, assortment of bottle tops and bugs or insect counters. Let’s Play Some Ideas: Let’s Learn.