Beginner Sight Words Letter Match

We have been reading Bears on Wheels by Stan and Jan Berenstain a lot recently and made some sight word cards to go along with the book.   This book is awesome for Big Sister who is starting to feel comfortable in her reading skills.  Confidence in reading a book for the first time is so important!  When she feels confident, Big Sister can breeze through a book.  This is one of the favorites in our house!
We used a lot of the beginner sight words in this letter matching activity and pulled in some fine motor skills, too!  If you’ve followed our blog, you know that we do a ton of easy fine motor skills activities.  This one is one of our favorites!

Beginner Sight Words
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Bears on Wheels Beginner Reading Activity

Beginner readers can practice fine motor skills while doing this sight word activity for Bears On Wheels.

We used some of our clothes pins free from Craft Project Ideas and used them this letter match activity. 
Clothes Pin Letter Match
I wrote letters of commonly used words from Bears on Wheels on the clothes pins and we got busy matching.

Letter Match With Sight Words

Pinching the pins works on the intrinsic muscles (the small muscles within the hand) that are so important for strength and endurance when writing and coloring.  Strengthening these muscles with a pinching activity like this one helps to encourage an open web space (the space between the thumb an index finger) in the hand when holding a pencil/crayon.  If your child has a closed web space when they hold a pencil, they are not as efficient with their grasp and they will tire easily with handwriting and coloring.
We got a lot of pinching repetitions with our sight words!
Back to reading our latest favorite book!

6 thoughts on “Beginner Sight Words Letter Match”

  1. I love learning with the Berenstain Bears! I have used close pins for fun letter practice and this is another awesome example of it in use. Thank you for linking up this week to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop 🙂

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