It’s spring time and almost Easter time. It’s plastic egg time. And all good teachers stock up on plastic eggs because they can be used for so many games and activities. And they’re cheap. They’re colorful. So it’s completely socially acceptable to leave Target with your cart full of eggs and hoard them in your garage. No judgement. And they can be used all during the spring, not just at Easter! This is also the time of year when our class really pushes sight words so we can end the year strong with our words and reading! I’m always trying to think of new sight word games and sight word activities to keep it fresh and fun and that’s where sight word eggs comes from (that scary place inside Mr. Greg’s head….).
Here’s what you’ll need to make sight word eggs:
Plastic eggs and plastic egg trays. The egg trays can be found in the Easter section at Wal-Mart for .99 cents. The plastic eggs can be found everywhere including my garage, which is home to a few thousand eggs.
You will also need some address labels. I found these amazing neon address labels on Amazon so I used those. But regular old white labels work too!
For sight word eggs, you need labels! (Or you can write the words on the eggs with a Sharpie!). I printed all 100 of our words on these labels!
And you know I got your back! You can click on the picture of the sight word labels to get your FREE sight word labels for 100 sight words!
Next you’ll need to put the labels inside the plastic eggs. Yep. Inside the eggs. The first one was a little tricky but then I got the hang of it! Note: my labels don’t touch the bottom of the egg! They stick to the sides. I’m not worried about this since the kids won’t be touching the labels (hopefully….).
Then you’ll need to add words to your egg trays. I used my Silhouette Cameo machine to cut out the words using vinyl. BUT you have two easy and cheap options! Use a Sharpie and write the words on the egg trays. Or you can use CLEAR mailing labels! I actually used clear mailing labels in our EGG-Cellent Addition activity and they are still going strong! So, you can vinyl it up or Sharpie it up or label it up!
And that’s it! Sight Word Eggs is ready!
Students will “crack open an egg”, then read the sight word and find the word on the egg tray and place the egg! Of course they will then write the word on their paper!
Sight Word Resources
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