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The weather here is finally warm enough to set up outdoor learning centers. For one of the centers I set up a sight word activity for the children to do. I purchased river rocks from Menards (most home improvement stores will have them) and painted them with black paint.
I painted the top of the rocks only as I liked the look of the having the natural rocks for the children to feel and explore. Once the paint had dried I took a sharpie oil based medium tip paint pen and wrote sight words on each rock. I also made sure I made two rocks with the same sight words.
I put the rocks in baskets and the children pick out a rock and if they could read what was on the rock they kept the rock out of the basket. If they could not read the sight word they put the rock back in the basket. This can be done as an individual or group activity.
The children also did a sight word match by finding the two rocks with the same sight word. This activity was easy to set up (which I love) and the children really enjoyed working with the rocks.
You can see a video of our sight word rocks below:
We made sequin cars which is a great project for fine motor development and eye-hand coordination. I traced around the car pattern on a sheet of colored cardstock paper and cut it out. Children cut two circles from cardstock paper for the wheels and also a window shape and glued them onto the car. The last step was to apply glue drops to the car and press on sequins.
You can see a video of this project below:
I made a can number match activity for the children to work on number recognition and review. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper and cut them out. I glued the car (which comes in six different colors) onto a sheet of colored cardstock paper and cut it down to size. I then laminated all pieces and put magnets on the back of the number circles.
In this activity the children found the two matching number circles and put them on the blank circles on the car. Play continues until all numbers have been matched.
You can see a video of this activity below:
The free daily printable this week is Car Alphabet Sequence Sticks which is a great activity for letter recognition and review. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper and cut them out.
I then glued the cars onto craft sticks and set them out in a container. The patterns come with the cars going in two directions as well as going all the same directions. There are also two different colors for each car.
In this activity children car sticks in alphabetical order. If you make two copies of each car you can also do a letter matching activity. You can grab the patterns for free until Sunday April 26th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section.
I made birdhouse letter sliders for the children to work on letter recognition. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and then laminated them. I cut the lines on the birdhouses with an exacto knife and set them out with the letter sliders in a basket.
The children picked a slider and pulled it through the birdhouse. They then identified the letter shown. When they finished with one slider they removed it and put a new one in. Play continues until all of the sliders have been used.
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