Today in this Homeschool Crafts, Home School Learning Game we will make Sight Word Dice! My 6-year-old is already reading and writing but I want to stay consistent with phonics. Learning sounds and putting them together, this will only help his reading and writing skills even further. He loves this new fun game that we have added to his daily routine so it’s only fair to share it with you and your awesome kids too.
Fun Kids Crafts Supply list:
- Clear Packing Tape
- Construction Paper
- Sharpie Marker
I began by cutting up my small cardboard box. I measured out 12- 3×3 inch squares, 6 squares for 1 dice. This was the most time-consuming part but all in all this craft only took me about 1/2 an hour from start to finish. I begin by taping my squares together, 4 in a row then shape it into my box shape, taping that together. Once my sides have been all taped up I then tape on my top and bottom to finish up my dice boxes.
I then cut 12 pieces of 3×3 inch construction paper squares. I only use 6 different colors, I use the same colors for both to help match up the original words that I will write onto each side.
I then add my onsets and rimes. One-letter onsets are a single syllable. For example if a teacher says, “dog.” She would drop off the “d” (the onset) and be left with “og.” (the rhyme). It is an important skill for children to be able to segment onset-rimes, as it is an early reading skill. When children have difficulty segmenting the onset-rimes, they often have trouble learning to read later.
I used some common onsets and rimes: D og, C ake, S ail, M op, T en & B and for our sight word dice. This way when we roll them not only can we come up with the word Ten but also Men or Cake and also Bake.
We have had so much fun playing and making words together. I taped a piece of paper to the wall for my 6-year-old and have him write each recognizable word that we can come up with. We may not always get a real word from the dice but it is neat seeing him sound out the word and telling me, “No that’s not a word”!
We come up with a total of 10 words before we call it the End of the Game. Once we have all of our words written up on our sheet and all 10 are there, we review each word and I have him tell me each word that he wrote down while we then use them in a sentence.
We hope that you have fun and enjoy your new Sight Word Dice. We love them and enjoy taking some time out to play a game and the best part of that is we are playing a game but learning our butts off.