This months Kids’ Activity Blog Hop theme is snowmen. I decided to use the theme to continue our High Frequency Word series. Take a look at how we made a Snowman Sight Word Scratch activity.
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Adam and I have a new favourite resource – Scratch Off Stickers. These one inch stickers are easy to use and can be scratched off to reveal the image or text underneath. Within a few easy steps I created a simple game where Adam could practice reading his high frequency words.
Materials needed to make Snowman Sight Word Scratch
* White card
* Felt tip pens
* 2p coin
How to make Snowman Sight Word Scratch
I decided to make 20 snowmen for Adam to practice his latest 10 high frequency words. It is up to you how many snowmen you create for the activity.
1) Draw a simple snowman onto white card. I am hopeless at drawing so made one snowman, cut it out and used it as a template to draw around. I used felt tip pens to add a scarf, hat, eyes, nose and a mouth.
2) Write a high frequency word using a thin tipped black pen on each snowman.
3) Cover up each word with a Scratch Off Sticker.
4) Cut around each snowman so you are ready to play the game.
How to play Snowman Sight Word Scratch
I placed all of our twenty snowmen on the table and gave Adam a 2p coin. He chose a snowman and used the coin to starch away the surface.
This was a great fine motor skill activity. Scratching away at the sticker revealed the word hidden underneath. Adam had to read the word before finding another snowman to repeat the process. It didn’t take Adam long before he realised that there were two versions of each snowman. He could then match the snowmen together.
Watch the Snowman Sight Word Scratch game in action:
What I love about our Sight Word Snowmen is that they can be used time and time again. I can simply add another Scratch Off Sticker on top of the word for the activity to be repeated. Adam loved the suspense of finding out what word was hidden underneath.
I can certainly see us using Scratch Off Stickers in many more future activities.
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