Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sight Word Board Game


Another sight word post! I hope you are not over them yet as I have a few more fun ideas up my sleeve. Neevah has moved on to her 2nd list of sight words and is enjoying pointing out all the words she knows in books and reading the readers she brings home from school. Over the weekend I made her this super simple board game to play which is a mix of old and new sight words. I included some words she knew easily, others that she does know but is still working on and some that are brand new.

You will need
A game piece - a small toy, lid, button or something similar
Dice
Coloured Paper
Black Marker if making it by hand or Publisher and a Printer if making on the computer

To Make
I quickly made up the board game in publisher (using the circle tool to make the game board and then the text tool to write the words in the circles) and printed it out on coloured paper but you could make it by hand easily. This game was very quick to make so you could easily make a new one every few weeks as your childs words change. If you would like the game multiple times or over a number of weeks I would encourage you to laminate or cover the game in clear contact as it will be more durable

To Play
1. Go around the board and read each word
2. Place your game piece(s) at the start
3. Roll your dice
4. Move the game piece the required number of spaces and say the word you land on - you could also say each word you move over
5. Repeat until you get to the finish

Neevah enjoyed playing her new board game alone with one or more game pieces but she got into it more when she was playing against someone else.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Thank You! the winner is ....

Thank you to all who entered I will tally up the results later today and work out which designs will be coming to the markets with us.
Now to the important part .....

The Winner is #12
Karen G


I have sent you an email

please note the the first entry into the giveaway was not valid as it was deleted by the author and as such was not given a number for the draw :)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

I need a little bit of help - Giveaway

I need a little bit of help from all our House of Baby Piranha crayon fans .I have been doing childrens markets now for just over a year and the more crayon designs I add to our range the harder it is to decide what to take to each market. So instead of me picking for our upcoming April Markets (North East Kids Market & Kooky Kidz Market) I would like you the crayon enthusiasts to have a say .....

What are your 3 Favourite Crayons designs from our current range?

you can find photos of our current range here
House of Baby Piranha Crayons

Entries Now Closed

To show my appreciation for helping us choose
One Lucky Fan
will receive 10 Super Star Crayons!
this is a brand new design that is not yet available to order

Your pack of 10 will include the colours black, yellow, grape, purple, orange, green, red, blue and grey

Super Stars Crayons are 5cm x 5cm (point to point) and are 1cm thick

they will come packed in a gift bag ready to give your little artist


To Enter
Simply leave a comment on this post letting us know
  • What your 3 favourite crayon designs are from our current range.
  • Your email address so we can contact you if you win.
Only 1 Entry per person. Open to Australian Residents only.
If you don't have a blog but would like to enter please use the Name/Url option just leave the Url section blank.

Entries must be in before Midnight on Sunday 11th March 2012
Winners will be chosen at random (random.org) and will be announced on our blog on Monday 12th March 2012 and also notified via email.
This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Mystery Box Bingo


Here is another fun way we have been learning Sight Words although you could use the same idea for letters, numbers or even shapes.

You will need
Coloured Paper
Card
Black Marker Pen
Scissors
Ruler
Nappy Wipe Container or other mystery box

To Make
1. Draw up a grid on coloured paper and in each box write one of the sight words
2. Cut the card into small pieces that will easily fit in your bingo grid
3. On each piece of card write one sight word to match those on the bingo grid
4. Place all the card pieces into the mystery box

Time to play!

place your hand into the mystery box and pull out a word
say the word

place your word in the right place on the bingo grid

While this idea is not new (I am pretty sure we did something similar when I was at school) Neevah had a lot of fun playing bingo especially when I joined in and pulled words out of the box. Neevah also loves it if Mum needs a bit of help saying the word or finding the right place to put it :)

 
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