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New Zealand Sight Words – Feed the Cookie Monster

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A super-fun hands-on activity for your students learning their sight words at the Magenta to Orange levels of the NZ colour wheel.

Laminate the Cookie Monster and cut a hole in its mouth. Students read the sight word on the cookie and feed it to the Cookie Monster. I suggest attaching the Cookie Monster to something like an ice-cream container so that it stands upright by itself and so the cookies all fall into something.

Each cookie has a sight word written on it. The colour of the icing indicates the level of the sight word. There are 6 cookies on each A4 page.

An alternative activity using the cookies is to take the cookies on/off a cookie tray using a kitchen spatula or a pair of tongs. This is great for developing find motor skills. A cookie tray template is provided but you will need to provide your own spatula/tongs.

You may like to consider doing an art activity with your students where they make their own Cookie Monster to use with their sight words. This is a great way to personalise the activity.

♦ Teacher notes
♦ 2 Cookie Monsters (A4 size)
♦ 2 cookie tray templates
♦ Cookies – Magenta, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Orange
♦ Blank Templates (cookies) – for you to add additional words if necessary.
♦ Cookies with line underneath the word (Magenta, Red and Yellow levels only)

The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter/number shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’.

Words Used:

I like going is mum look the am said to at went in me here my on dad a and come up can sat for

we get put with go no they today was where you she he this are will as too not but likes down big it little see so looked

when came one it’s make an all back day into oh out play ran do take that then there him saw his got looking of yes mother from her baby father

have help here’s home let need again laugh soon talked could had find end making under very were your walk girl about don’t last what now goes because next than fun bag coming did or cake run

always good walked know please them use want feel just left best house old their right over love still took thank you school much brother sister round another myself new some asked called made people children away water how Mrs if I’m Mr who didn’t can’t after our time most

man think long things wanted eat everyone two thought dog well more I’ll tree shouted us other food through way been stop must red door sea these began boy animals never work first lots that’s gave something bed may found live say night small three head town I’ve around every garden fast only many laughed let’s suddenly told word forgot better bring push

Word List Acknowledgement:


© Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

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