Monday, May 11, 2015

Sight Word Fun With an Easter Egg Hunt

My daughter's Kindergarten teacher asked that we begin a daily review of the sight words they have learned this year.  This seems a bit daunting, seeing as how I can barely get her to read 15 minutes per day.  So, I have been brain-storming on ways to make it fun for her.  I decided to make an egg hunt out of it!  I got out the list the teacher game us and wrote the sight words on about 15 small note cards, then put them inside left-over Easter eggs.  I hid them while the kids shut their eyes and then they scurried around looking for the eggs, just like it was Easter morning!

After every egg she opened, she shouted out the sight word and was so pleased with herself.

As a bonus, they had so much fun that afterwards they took turns hiding the empty eggs for each other and this kept them busy for almost an hour.   As I have noticed so many times in the past, once I put in 20-30 minutes of quality time with them, they will happily find things to do for at least double that time, leaving me free to cook, clean, or read a favorite book (yeah right, like that ever happens!)

For more ideas on engaging your children and keeping them busy, please consider buying my book, The Happy Mommy Handbook: The Ultimate How-to Guide on Keeping Your Toddlers and Preschoolers Busy, Out of Trouble and Motivated to Learn.  It is full of ideas on entertaining your toddler while also teaching them about math, science, letters, and nurturing their natural curiosity!

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