Friday, August 3, 2012

Taking back the FUN in Kinder!

 Sight Word Parking Lot
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This is one way I plan on taking back the FUN in Kindergarten!   My little Kinder Stars will love this activity.  This is going into my Daily 5 word work center.  Keep it simple like the photo or go all out if you are feeling creative.  Either way I am sure this will be a hit.  All you need is poster board, something to draw with and a collection of Trains, Planes and Automoblies.  tee hee  When drawing and labeling the parking spots for this activity consider using both sides of the poster board. One side could be used for sight words and the other side for word families.  This activity lends itself to uppercase, lowercase ABC's, numbers, sight words, rhyming, sounds, addition and subtraction practice to name a few.  So pull out those flash cards; on your mark, get set, GO!

Kayla says, "Nothing is better than combining play with learning!"  I agree!
From Kindergarten Lesson Plans by Kayla Johnson and Akane at Juggling With Kids.


  1. Love that idea! I would love to use that with my little one. I am your newest follower! You have an absolutely cah-ute blog!
    Learning 4 Keeps

  2. I love this idea and I love this adorable and what a great name! I am your newest follower and can't wait to learn from all the wonderful things you plan to share:) I am hosting a First Day of Kindergarten Linky Party and would love for you to link up:) I am sure you have some wonderful things to share about that first day!

    Teaching with Z

  3. OMGosh! Could your blog be any cuter?!?
    I’m your newest follower! I am a Newbie Blogger, so I appreciate all of the sharing of advice and ideas. Come on over for a visit sometime. Thanks!
    Corinna :)
    Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

  4. I have passed along 2 awards to you! Swing by my blog to check them out. :)

    Kindergarten SuperKids

  5. Hi,

    Welcome to the blogosphere! The look of your blog is really charming and inviting and I am your newest follower. This car/sight word post caught my attention but I am not exactly sure how you use it. Do you show them a flash card and they "park" in that spot? I'd love to give this a go with my kindergarten students.

    I have some center ideas and such on my blog as well so I hope you'll visit.

    All the best,