Sight Words and decodable reading are something that we’ve been working on every day around here. With Big Sister being in Kindergarten (and my oldest…so this is all new to me, too!) we’ve been going right along with the fast pace that reading, writing, and math brings home for homework every day.
And not only that, I love to add fun and creative ways to supplement Big Sister’s work.
This Sight Word Scooping Activity was a fun one for a little after school (and after homework) fun. We used ping pong balls to practice a lot of her sight words but also some of her decodable words. This activity was great for a new reader because it added in some fun while encouraging fine motor skills to the learning.
I had written some words on the ping pong balls and had a few of them set into the mini muffin tin.
Big Sister read the sentence and smiled. She loves that she can decipher words into meaning, too! Other ping pong balls were in a bowl ready for scooping.
Scooping Words Activity
Big Sister grabbed the Ice Cream Scoop and started scooping the ping pong balls into the muffin tin.
She would tell me the words on the pin pong balls as she scooped. Baby Girl had to get involved in this activity when she saw the scooping fun!
Scooping and pouring (and scooping words) is a great fine motor activity for toddlers, so this was not only fun for her…it was also a great developmental activity!
For Big Sister, scooping the ping pong balls while making sure the words were showing was good for her fine motor work.
I added a handful of Mini Muffin Cupcake Liners with the same words written out on them. They were in a random order for Big Sister to match words.
She plopped a ping pong ball with the matching word into the cupcake liner.
She decided that we needed some water in the bowl to make scooping a little more fun. She was right. It was more fun!
(Especially for Baby Girl. She was in scooping heaven, here!)
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2 thoughts on “Scooping Words Activity”
This is great! I might do the matching one with my daughter soon. She's showing a huge interest in words, how to spell them and everything. She'll love this!
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