Turn boring flashcards into a multisensory activity to engage your students as they learn to read sight words that you are currently working on. You can use any list of words to adapt this activity to match your student’s skill level. Lace a sight word activity is simple to set up and fun for children to complete.
My daughter, who is age 6, is all about hands-on learning. She is constantly on the move and doesn’t like memorizing flash cards or completing pages of worksheets. This lacing activity was perfect for her to actively learn. She is an avid crafter. As she was working on this Lace a Sight Word Activity she kept mentioning how it felt like she was crafting. She was having fun, and I loved watching her enjoy learning to read without any frustration.
Materials Needed for Lace a Sight Word Activity
Getting the Lace a Sight Word Activity Ready
Using the list of sight words, create flashcards for the students to use. You can write the words on index cards, paint samples, craft sticks, or whatever else you have on hand.
Doing the Lace a Sight Word Activity
Have the student lay a shoelace on the table horizontally (left to right).
Give the student the flashcards and have them select one at a time to work on.
Have the student search through the letter beads to find the first letter of the word and string it on their shoelace starting at the right side and sliding it to the left. Our letter beads were just in a pile so be had to hunt for the right one. You may want to put the beads in alphabetical order to make finding the bead easier if that step might add frustration for your student.
Have the student find the second letter and string it on starting at the right side again. They should continue this until the word has been completed.
Next you could have them touch each letter and make the letter sound (C-A-T), and then read the word (Cat).
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