I know many of you are navigating a hybrid school approach this year, with some online or asynchronous work and some in class. For kindergarten teachers, especially, this is tough. Finding fun, active learning opportunities while also trying to meet admin, parent, and your own expectations is next to impossible. If you are in a school that celebrates Easter, this is a fun way to work on those tough sight words or high-frequency words that kids will love. Doing a sight word hunt can be all-around a room or house ( great idea to send home) or just in a basket like this at a table or in a literacy center. If you are a preschool teacher or homeschool parent with children not yet ready for sight words, try letters instead! That’s what I’ll be making for my class this week. Adapt to your needs!
Gather your materials. You will need some plastic Easter eggs, a basket to hold or gather your eggs, a list of sight words to work on, paper, and a marker. Oh, and scissors or a paper punch too! I like having a mat with the sight words we are hunting for, but you can, like I said already, adapt this idea to your specific students.
Start by writing the sight words on small pieces of paper and filling your eggs with them. If you are using the match-up idea,, now is a great time to write them on paper.
Pop them in the basket – or hide them around your home- and it’s ready.
Grab an egg, read the sight word and find its match!
So simple – and you don’t need anything fancy, just paper, a marker, scissors, and plastic eggs! What is so great about this is that it’s so easy to differentiate. If your child is having a hard time with one specific sight word, write it multiple times and pop it in multiple eggs. Just balance it out with other words you know they have an easier time with. That balance of challenge and success helps to motivate and keep activities like this going!
More Sight Word Activities
Find more sight word activities to work on at home or in your kindergarten class here!