We’ve been playing with Christmas bows lately. Today’s activity is a Christmas Bow Sight Word Activity that I made for 6 year old Aiden. It’s a fun matching game that practices reading and recognizing words.
Christmas Bow Sight Word Activity
What You’ll Need:
- Christmas bows (you can use new ones or keep the bows after you open presents and recycle them for this activity)
- Paper (we used card stock)
- Contact paper
- Painter’s tape (or masking tape safe for the wall)
In Aiden’s kindergarten class, they are working on a list of sight words that they call no excuse words. Aiden knows how to read most of these words but there are a few he still struggles with reading. I wrote the words on paper circles cut from cardstock. (We love to use our circle paper punch for this.) You can also just use small squares or whatever shapes you’d like. Next, I wrote the words on the bottom of the Christmas bows. I placed the bows onto the sticky wall that I created for our simple Christmas bow sticky wall toddler activity. To make the sticky wall, attach contact paper to the wall sticky side out. Tape down the edges with painter’s tape.
Have your child select a sight word paper circle, read it, and add it to the sticky wall.
The goal is to find the matching Christmas bow with the same sight word. Choose and bow and read the word. If it doesn’t match, put it back.
Keep searching through the bows. Eventually, your child will start to remember where the words are and finding a match will become easier.
Once you find a match, place the bow on top of the paper circle.
Keep playing until you’ve found all of the matches.
This is such a simple way to practice reading sight words. You could also do this activity with letters or spelling words, too. Cater it to whatever your child is working on now. It’s a great way to reuse all of those bows after Christmas presents are opened.
More Sight Word Activities
- Melting Hearts Word Search – Combine a fun fizzy science activity with a reading game!
- One Fish Two Fish Sight Word Game – Inspired by One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
- Party Hat Sight Word Matching Game – Inspired by If You Give a Pig a Party by Laura Numeroff
- See all of our sight word activities here.
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