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Eat Your Sight Words

March 08, 2012

Yes, you read that right!  Eat your sight words....literally!!!

When I told T that we were going to use these cute Alphabet cookies for "school stuff," he was game!!  I've passed by these Alpha cookies many times before, but I am not one to just buy cookies-- I'd rather make them.  But for some reason I just couldn't pass them bye one more time; I told myself they were educational, so why not?! ; )  Well, I've munched on a couple myself, and they are quite delicious! 

I bought them at our local Jewel Osco-- which is known as Albertsons in other states.

Carissa over at 1+1+1+=1 posted You Can Read Unit # 18 recently and I decided it was time for T to learn another group of sight words.  He has done several of Carissa's units before and has always enjoyed them; unit 18's words are: new, was, under, be. After he completed a couple pages from her unit I snuck in the kitchen to prep an activity with the alphabet cookies.
I pulled out letters for each of the sight words, plus 5 extra cookies that spelled another word he knew.  When I brought the activity to T he was ecstatic!  The "rules" were simple.  He had to use the cookies to spell his four new sight words then tell me what each word was in order to eat the cookies.  The extra word was "can," and he had guessed it right just by looking at the letters that were left!  I was impressed!  He very much enjoyed eating his sight words!  You could also change this up to teach your child's name or ABC's!

I am always looking up or thinking up ways to make our "school time" fun, especially word work activities!  Here are a couple other things we have done do make it fun:
Check them out!

What word work activities do you do with your child?

31 comments :

Carisa said...

Oh I love it, thanks for linking up and sharing!

All of a Kind Family said...

Cute! Can you share where you bought and what kind of cookies those are??? I'd love to find some :)

Cynthia Renee' said...

What a great idea! We played a game with M&M's earlier today. Getting to eat the candy after the activity was a sure-fire way to get them motivated to complete the game! I love ideas like this.

Come over and see what we're doing if you have a chance!
WackyCyndi.blogspot.com

Mama Jodi said...

I've never seen these cookies. Where'd you find them? Great idea. He might also enjoy an activity we did last week http://www.meaningfulmama.com/2012/03/day-62-soft-pretzel-letters.html - you can look into it. It might be harder to do the smaller letters though. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

CacheyMama said...

Wonderful idea. I love anything related to literacy. This would be so much fun for kids! Thanks for sharing on Thinky Linky Thursday.
Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

Lorie said...

Really cute! I've never seen those cookies before - I'll have to keep an eye out for them!

Thanks so much for linking up to Kid's Co-op!

Michelle said...

What a great idea! Love the cookies - where did you find them?

Keitha said...

Love this idea! I would also like to know where you found those cookies.

Ticia said...

My kids are always game for anything that requires eating.

Kristina said...

Keitha-- Thanks for stopping bye! I bought the cookies at our local Jewel Osco.

Kristina said...

I should have mentioned it in the post, huh? I bought them at our local Jewel-Osco!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I wish I had a Jewel Osco near me. The cookies are such great teaching tools.

Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

Trina said...

LOVE it! So cute! May have to look for these at Albertsons! My 4 1/2 yr old would love this!!! Thanks for sharing

Jenny Melrose said...

I love this! I'm a reading specialist in an urban school district and we're always looking for new ways for our kids to connect to what they are learning. They'll love this! Thank you for stopping by The NY Melrose Family and leaving such a sweet comment on my Minnie Mouse Centerpieces. I'm following.

Justine said...

I love this idea! We don't have those stores near us, but I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for those cookies! It would be a great way for me to reinforce spelling my three year old's name!

Megan @ Coffee Cups and Crayons said...

Cute! Maybe we'll try this with that abc cereal (I can't remember the name right now) since we don't have that store. Lots of fun~

Erin Wing said...

This is perfect timing! I'm working on a few sight words right now with my son, and he LOVES the alphabet cookies from Trader Joe's. Thanks for linking up with the Weekly Kid's Co-op!

Blessed Beyond a doubt... said...

Great idea! I have seen cheeze it's with letters, too!

Carolyn at Moose Mouse Creations said...

Great idea! I think your blog is filled with inspiring educational ideas and crafts. So...I am happy to award you with the Liebster Award! Stop by Moose Mouse Creations to check it out! Congratulations!
Best regards,
Carolyn

Kelly at Little Wonders' Days said...

That sure looks like a fun way to "eat your words"! I haven't seen these cookies before. I'll have to be on the look out.

Carrie said...

How fun!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you have a wonderful week!

Stefanie said...

Awesome! Now to find those cookies locally. Wish we had that store.

Fun Frugal Mommy said...

This is a great activity. I am going to feature this week on fun frugal friday. Thanks for linking up.

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

What FUN ideas! I shared it on my Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Living-Life-Intentionally/261252997248957 - Thanks for linking up to TGIF! See you again tomorrow,
Beth

CacheyMama said...

Congrats, this post has been featured on Thinky Linky Thursday. Click HERE to see and get your “featured” button!
Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

Almost American said...

Trader Joe's has cookies like that too. I used them to help teach my kids (now 9 and 12) the alphabet and some sight words. Their other favorite was using the magnadoodle.

Katherine Collmer said...

Very nice sensory idea...all around! Thanks for sharing it! Yummy!

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

I love this idea! I' haven't seen those cookies before, either--I'll have to look for them! I'm going to share this on my PreschoolPowolPackets Facebook page too! Thanks for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday!!

CacheyMama said...

Congrats, this post has been featured on Thinky Linky Thursday. Click HERE to see and get your “featured” button!
Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom
P.S. Sorry it took me so long to inform you of this feature!

CacheyMama said...

LOL, you can disregard the last comment. I guess I did inform you about the feature on Thinky Linky Thursday already. I must be losing it! Sorry.
Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

the classroom creative said...

It's not hard to pick up these yummy treats and I loved how you justified it because it was educational. We loved this idea abd included it @ theclassroomcreative in our summer reading sight word games post. Enjoy your summer, Karen & Nicolette

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