Not everybody has abundance of fall leaves that descend into their backyard the way we do here in South Carolina and some people long to have autumn leaves. I remember several years agp reading about a lady who wanted fall leaves sent to her so her children could learn and explore with them. When I came across a package for crepe paper colored leaves at the dollar store, I remembered reading her plea. The leaves I found weren’t real leaves, but they are leaves that can be used for learning activities or exploring. These leaves will last way past this fall. The 1st grade sight word game I created called Building Leaf Words will too
Here is How I Put Together This First Grade Sight Word Activity
I went through a list of 1st grade sight words to see what letters seemed to appear in the largest number of them. I ended up with the following letters:
Each of the letter above was written with a black marker on one of the leaves. I tried to created pretty big letters. There was a wire that went down the center of each of the leaves. It was a little hard to write over, but I tried my best to make it look smooth.
Then I strung a line of twine up on the deck for my son to hang to letters on to form words. The twine could easily have been hung between two chairs indoors. Actually you wouldn’t have to hang twine at all, you could arrange the leaf letters on a table to form 1st grade sight words. The letters I used had a wire down the center ( I mentioned that earlier didn’t I. ) We formed into a hook on each of the letters to make them easier to hang.
1st Grade Sight Words Game One
The letters were spread out on a piece of poster board and we talked about the words that we could make with them. We didn’t have any word list to go by. We just built words and hung them on the twine line. This version of the game using 1st grade sight words was a little tricky.
1st Grade Sight Words Game Two
A list of some of the 1st grade sight words (Click on the link to the left to download a free copy of the list.) that can be built using the leaf letters can be place out with the leaves. We tried to build as many of the words as we could then we tried to come up with more words of our own.
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If you would like to try making leaf letters, I found the same Crepe Paper Fall Leaves I used on Amazon.com.
For more sight words activities, please check out my Learning to Read board on Pinterest.