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Do you need a more FUN and CREATIVE way to teach your students sight words? That’s where this Daps & Slaps: Dolch Sight Word Nouns resource comes into play. All you need to do is print out the set of your choice (), cut, and laminate. Then pin a few onto your wall, door, door casing, entryway, etc. and have your students line up and go through the Daps & Slaps motions while saying their sight words out loud. Combine the hands and fists to make it like a secret sight word handshake!
Another fun way to use these in your class is to print out multiple copies and make it a matching game, go fish game, or slapping game! Possibilities are endless! Let me know in the feedback below how you’ll be using these in your class!
“Daps” is another word for fist-bump. The student will close their fist and hit it gently against the fist on the card.
“Slaps” is another word for high-five. The student will open their hand wide and gently slap their hand on the card.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not pin these cards against anything breakable! Younger kids are still learning their own strength! As students go through their daps & slaps motions, make sure they don’t hit so hard they hurt themselves!
✔︎Right Handed Dap (FIST) - 285 cards OR 95 of each color: B&W, Colorful, and Diversity
✔︎Left Handed Dap (FIST) - 285 cards OR 95 of each color: B&W, Colorful, and Diversity
✔︎Right Handed Slap (HAND) - 285 cards OR 95 of each color: B&W, Colorful, and Diversity
✔︎Left Handed Slap (HAND) - 285 cards OR 95 of each color: B&W, Colorful, and Diversity
Totaling 288 pages = 1,140 individual cards
Dolch Sight Words Included:
apple, baby, back, ball, bear, bed, bell, bird, birthday, boat, box, boy, bread, brother, cake, car, cat, chair, chicken, children, Christmas, coat, corn, cow, day, dog, doll, door, duck, egg, eye, farm, farmer, father, feet, fire, fish, floor, flower, game, garden, girl, good-bye, grass, ground, hand, head, hill, home, horse, house, kitty, leg, letter, man, men, milk, money, morning, mother, name, nest, night, paper, party, picture, pig, rabbit, rain, ring, robin, Santa Claus, school, seed, sheep, shoe, sister, snow, song, squirrel, stick, street, sun, table, thing, time, top, toy, tree, watch, water, way, wind, window, wood.
Each set of fists and hands comes in 3 colors:
Black and White
Colorful: Turquoise, Orange, Red, and Gray
Diversity: Light skin tone, medium skin tone, medium-dark skin tone, and dark skin tone (this is great if you're trying to incorporate more diversity in your classroom)
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