Supplies Needed; Fish shapes, poster board, green streamers, small stickers, a black pen and glue.
Write a sight word on each fish and glue them to the poster board. Glue streamers to the bottom of the board to imitate kelp.
As the child reads each sight word, add a sticker to that fish. This will let you know their strengths and weaknesses, and allow them to feel accomplished.
This was a quick and easy way to teach children about word sounds, rhyming, and early reading. We used print outs of simple words (see templates below), a large hole punch, and a little paste to create these. Ask the child to sound out the first word, then slide the paint sample down to create new words.
*be sure to number the backs of the lists and paint samples so that they don't get used on different papers.