-Empty Crystal Light containers
-Popsicle sticks (I prefer the wide ones) (one for each
-Avery 8167 white mailing labels (one label for each spelling word)
-Avery 8160 white address labels (for unit containers)
How to play:
1. You can put the kids in pairs. One student pulls a
stick & reads it & the other student has to spell
the word out loud. If they spell the word correctly
they keep the stick.
2. This can be used in a writing center. The student
pulls a stick & they write a sentence using each word
3. This can also be used in a word work station for
Daily 5. They pull a stick & they can stamp it,
decorate, or rainbow write the words they pick.
4. If you have an Elmo you can put the words under
the Elmo & each student has to yell out the word.
5. I've used this for a review & made a sparkle game
out of it. I would go through 80 sticks while they
spelled each word. You'd be surprised how fast they
forget how to spell the words from a test they just
had. But this makes them keep practicing & using these
words so they don't forget them.
Check out the thumbnail images to see mine put together. In these containers are ALL of my classroom spelling words for the entire year. I didn’t waste my time writing all these spelling words on Popsicle sticks. Instead, I typed them all onto labels to peel and stick right onto the Popsicle sticks and the empty Crystal Light containers. It’s as easy as that! I used a different color for each unit so if they get mixed up they are easy to sort out by matching the color of the words to the Unit color on the container. I buy my sticks @ the Dollar Tree, super cheap for as many as you need.
***You could also use this activity with your classroom sight words!