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Sight Word Fun: Sight Word Sensory Bag

I continue to look for playful ways to reinforce Immy’s sight word learning and this peekaboo, sensory bag certainly ticks all the boxes!

Sensory Bag Sight Word Activity | Childhood 101

Homemade Sight Word Sensory Bag

You will need:

  • 1 laminate sheet that has already been sealed closed with a laminating machine
  • Permanent marker pen(s) – make sure they are waterproof
  • Scissors
  • 1 self sealing, plastic sandwich bag
  • 1 tub hair gel (you could also use dish soap or liquid hand soap)
  • Collection of colourful sequins
  • Heavy duty tape

To make:

Sight Word Sensory Activity | Childhood 101

1. Write your collection of sight words directly onto the sheet of clear laminate with the permanent marker. I used quite small writing to make the hunt for words that little bit trickier. Cut each of the words out. I rounded the corners of each small sight word token to reduce the likelihood of them poking through the plastic bag.

Sight Word Peekaboo Bag Activity | Childhood 101

2. Tip the hair gel into your plastic bag (please note, I cut down a much larger bag to make our sensory bag which is why I am filling the bag from the bottom, you can just use the regular opening).

Sight Word Peekaboo Bag | Childhood 101

3. Add your collection of sequins. You want enough sequins to make the search for sight words a little tricky.

Sight Word Peekaboo Activity Bag | Childhood 101

4. Add your small sight word tokens (A note of caution here, I just dumped the words all in together and many of them stuck to each other with the hair gel. They aren’t too difficult to separate but you might want to sprinkle them out a little more to help prevent this problem).

5. Gently spread out the contents of the bag, removing as much air as possible before sealing the bag. Fold a length of tape over each side of the bag to reinforce the seams.

Sight Word Sensory Bag | Childhood 101

To play:

Challenge your child to find a word at random and read it out to you or suggest one particular sight words for them to find and show you.

Sensory Sight Word Activity | Childhood 101

If you have a child learning to read be sure to check out my collection of 50 Playful Sight Word Activities

50-Playful-Sight-Word-Activity-Ideas



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Comments

  1. We love sensory play here — and I have been looking for some sight word activities. What a perfect combo! Pinned it!

  2. Great idea – I’m going to try this for numbers (numerals as well as written out in English).

    Also possible is using the words on Shrinky-Dink Shrink paper!

    Thanks for this, I’m so excited!

  3. This looks like so much fun! My daughter loves I spy bags and I bet she’d love this for sight word practice.

    I’d love for you to come share this at our Pinning for Play link party!

  4. christine says:

    can providers subscribe to the E-MAGAZINE?

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