Are you looking for a new word work activity that your students are sure to love? This Building Blocks Sight Word Box is a hands-on way for your students to practice reading and spelling their sight words. This interactive activity is fun for morning tubs, literacy centers, or as an enrichment activity for early finishers.
How To Make A Building Blocks Sight Words Box:
- Plastic Container
- Building Blocks Plate
- Container Label
- Building Blocks
- Building Blocks Sight Word Cards
One of my favorite things about this activity is that it is not only easy but it’s inexpensive to make too. I bought everything to create these boxes at the dollar store, but you can find the supplies on-line too.
How To Make:
To begin making these building blocks boxes, use the glue (a strong adhesive) to attach the base plate to the bottom of the plastic container’s lid. While I was shopping for supplies, I measured the containers so I knew that the lid would fit. If you use a smaller container, you can cut the base plate if needed.
If you want a larger spelling area, you can glue two base plates to the lid of a container that is about the size of a shoe box.
Next, download and print the label for the container. (Click on the picture below to get the label) Then, cut the label out. You can laminate it or just glue it to the top of the lid. After the glue dries, place the building blocks (or Legos) in the container.
After the glue dries, place the building blocks (such as Legos) in the container for easy storing.
To prepare the Building Blocks Sight Word Cards, first print them on card stock. I printed two pages per sheet of colored card stock to keep the cards in the container. Then, laminate the cards for extra durability and cut them out. As an option, you can punch a hole in the corner of the cards and put them on a ring.
How To Play:
After selecting a sight word card, your students will read the word to themselves or their partner. They will then use the building blocks to spell out the sight word.
After spelling their words, your students will write their words on the recording sheet for extra practice.
This Building Blocks Sight Word Box is an engaging and entertaining word work activity that your students are sure to enjoy.