You just never know what you are going to find when you open up a plastic egg. You might even find a Dolch sight words game. That is exactly what my son found when he opened the plastic eggs in the brown basket above. While not the jelly beans he might have hoped to find in the plastic eggs, the letter cards that built sight words were delicious fun.
My son gets a list of sight words to work on each month in his homework notebook. Sometimes I just have him read them to me. Sometimes we play a sight word kitchen tile game. Sometimes I create a dolch sight words game that we can play using them. This plastic egg sight word game is one I created for him.
As I mentioned, I put letter cards into a set of plastic eggs. The letter cards in each egg matched one of the colors on the outside of these tie dyed eggs. This was done so we could easily put the letters back in the egg that they came from. (I guess that really doesn’t matter. The words could be placed in any color egg. I just liked having them matching.)
I asked my son to open one egg at a time and sort the letters in that egg into a word. Two, three and four letter words were the ones on the list I selected. Having a few simple words mixed with more challenging longer ones seemed like a great idea.
When one egg word had been unscrambled, I had my son move on to another egg. There were some that he was able to guess as soon as he had set the letters out on the table.
When we had unscrambled all of the egg words, we pulled out his homework notebook and looked at the weekly list of word on his homework calendar. I asked my son to create as many of the words using the egg letter cards. It didn’t matter whether all the letters were the same color or not in a word. The idea was to interact with as many words as possible.
It was amazing to see how many words could be created using the letters found in the plastic eggs.
Here are some Dolch sight words in activities we have done in the past:
If you are looking for more sight words activities, you may want to check out my Learning to Read board on Pinterest.