Monday, December 16, 2013

A Sweet Holiday Sight Word Center

I posted some candy cane ideas in this post.  I made these peppermint scented marble paint candy canes and the circle candy canes.  I also made peppermint play dough, which has been the favorite of all of my holiday play doughs this year.

I thought of another candy cane/sight word idea that I am going to make tomorrow.  I thought I would share it in case anyone wants a quick idea before the end of the week. 

I cut some red and white candy cane shapes.

I printed  out our sight words on both red and white paper.  I cut them into strips. You could have the kids cut them out, but my objective for this activity was for the kids to choose sight words, read them, and write them- not cutting- so I had them already cut apart.
I am going to have this as an independent center.  I will have one table set up with red candy canes and white words- and another set up with white candy canes and red words. The children can choose which one they want to make.

The children have to choose ten different word stripes to add to their candy cane.  After they make their candy cane, they read their words to a friend at their table. Then, they write their words on a recording sheet.  They will also read the words to me.
(I have each child put a scrap piece of paper under the candy cane cut-out so the glue doesn't go all over the table when they glue on the strips.)  

After they glue on the strips, I turn the candy cane over and help the children trim the edges. 

When they finish this center, they get a mini candy cane to take home and eat as they read their candy cane words to a grown up.

Here is a copy of the sight word sheet I used and the recording sheet.  Just click on the picture if you would like a copy.
Here is a fun video of Santa making candy canes!

This is a quick little holiday activity to prepare and fun for the kids to make.  Have fun!

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