Learn to read and write sight words is important for building fluency in both reading and writing. We add a little Halloween touch to this play dough activity so Lovey could practice some of her kindergarten sight words.
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For the activity we made pumpkin pie play dough. To make our dough we used the no cook play dough recipe from The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book. I added pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, cinnamon and orange food coloring to the dough to add the pumpkin pie scents and color.
To set up the sight word activity I placed the play dough on a tray with pumpkin seeds, acorns, wooden letter beads and pumpkin cutters. To make finding letters for the sight words a bit easier, I limited the letter options to only those letters in the sight words we’ve learned so far.
During our word work time Lovey created jack-o-lanterns for each word she is currently learning.
The letters were used for teeth, and then she decided how to create the rest of the face using the other materials on the tray.
It was a quick and easy way to add a little fun to our sight word practice.