love love love this idea!

Whack-a-word! Call out a word and who ever hits it first with the hammer gets to keep it. Could think of lots of applications for this - recognizing sight words, finding rhyming words, learning vocabulary, auditory bombardment for articulation.

Paint Chip Contractions

great idea for teaching word families

flip charts for phonics... gotta make one of these for summer "reading" with my first grader.

Scrabble letters to build first words.

Guided Reading Phonics Posters

Building sight words on a cookie sheet- 5 free sample templates. Great for independent learning centers.

Thanks for pinning Brandi! I am doing an ice cream theme for my reading groups/Daily 5 next year and I think this will be a great addition! Word family ice cream cones - make learning to read fun with this hands on activity!

This busy bag features counting as the main goal with number recognition as well as word reinforcement. The secondary objective is color matching. #busybag #finemotor #toddler

free printable to make this center activity

Phonics

phonics paint chips

Word families- This would make a great Velcro station.

Word tin

sight word sticker book

Literacy Centers

Sight Word Make-It Station. Great for my struggling readers!

Paint Sample Cards for Vocabulary ~By www.FernSmithsClassroomIdeas.com

Love this idea for word families!!

LOVE paint samples