Activity:

Practice Reading with a Rainbow Puzzle!

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What You Need:

  • Construction paper
  • Envelopes
  • Markers in assorted colors
  • Scissors

What You Do:

  1. Write the sight word on a piece of paper. A typical kindergarten sight word list may include words such as: I, see, am, the, me, my, like, go, have, do, but, no, said, on, make, you, a, it, is, play, we, can. Make the letters about 2" high and 1" apart.
  2. Outline the letters in one or two different colors so each letter has a rainbow effect. Use bright colors like red and yellow, blue and purple, or green and orange!
  3. Cut out each letter in a fun zigzag or jigsaw format.
  4. Put the finished puzzle into an envelope. Write the word on the outside of the envelope to store the puzzle and so your child can use it as a visual aide as she's solving it.
  5. Hand your child the envelope and dump the letters onto the floor or table. Mix up the pieces, and then challenge her to put the puzzle back together! Recognizing the letters and stringing them together is an important step for your emerging reader, and this colorful puzzle is a fun way to practice!

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