I created these resources to help daughter learn to spell her name but soon realized they were so good I would have to share!! These centers are fun, editable, and easy to differentiate for those students ready to start working with sight words. I even use them in my first grade classroom for sight word practice. They are perfect!!
Included in this pack are four centers that can be used throughout the year!
1. Cooking Sheets: Students can build their names with fun food letters! I like to add magnets to the backs of the letters and place them on a metal cookie sheet from the dollar store. Included are: Pizza Cooking Sheet, Popcorn Cooking Sheet, Gum Ball Cooking Sheet, and Birthday Cake Cooking Sheets.
2. Clip It Cards: Students will use clothes pin clips to clip their names onto different theme cards. This is a great activity for building finger strength and helps students focus on lining up their name starting at the left side of the card (by the star on each card). Included are 8 sets of Clip It cards with 11 cards in each set. The sets include: Monster Truck Clip It, Our Pets Clip It, Zoo Trip Clip It, Ocean Clip It, Sports Clip It, Beach Day Clip It, Mountain Animals Clip It, and Circus Clip It! Each set is included in color and backline.
3. Sensory Cards: Students first use the large letter cards to spell their name. They next trace the letters with sensory tools such as: beads, play dough, beans, pipe cleaners, wiki sticks, dry erase markers, fruit loops, small jewels, googly eyes, colorful paper clips, or any other sensory tool you can think of!
4. My Name Files: Students will build their names with fun food items in their own name files. These make it easy for kids to work independently on their own file that they can color and decorate themselves. The tools to build this file are the black and white versions of the Cooking Sheet games. Students can build their name with popcorn, gum balls, pizza, or a birthday cake!
This bundle also includes editable name cards to scaffold students as they write their names, their friends' names, and other sight words!