Are you looking for a new word work activity that your kids are sure to love? This Building Blocks Sight Word Box is a hands-on way for your children to practice reading and spelling their sight words. Not only will your kids be having fun, but they will be learning too!
Building Blocks Sight Words Box:
What are sight words? There are two different types of high frequency words. First, there are words that don’t follow the phonics “rules” so kids need to memorize them. There are also words that are frequently used in writing so it is easier for children to remember them. That way, they can build fluency and don’t have to sound them out every time they are reading.
Getting Ready 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 Tree, but you can find similar supplies on-line too.
How To Make A Building Blocks Sight Words Box:
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 Use The Building Blocks Sight Words Box:
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 interactive activity is fun for morning tubs, literacy centers, or as an enrichment activity for early finishers.
This Building Blocks Sight Word Box is an engaging and entertaining word work activity that your students are sure to enjoy.
Pin It For Later:
Do you want to save this word word activity for later? Pin this to your sight word board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!
Get It Here:
If you are using the Building Sight Word Cards, click on the picture below to get the sight word cards and recording sheets from our store.