This flower sight word writing activity is sure to make writing sight words fun!
Flower Sight Word Writing Activity
For this activity, you’ll need:
- Paper flowers (We made our flowers using circles and hearts. See how to make a spring flower box craft here.)
- Paper with written words
- Basket or container
- Writing paper or journal
- Pencil or other writing utensil
Add sight words to the middle of the flowers. I used painter’s tape to attach the words so we could reuse the flowers for new words. Use whatever words you want your child to practice (sight words, word families, spelling words, vocabulary words, etc.). You can even just use letters if you want to practice letter recognition or letter sounds. I used the same words we used in our Party Hat Sight Word Matching Game.
Set up the flower garden. I used clothespins to help make the flowers stand up in a basket.
To play: Pick a flower from the garden. Take off the clothespin (added fine motor practice).
Read the word on the flower. Write down the word in your journal. (My son wanted every word to have its own page. I tried to talk to him about using less paper. He was excited about writing, so I didn’t press the issue.)
When finished writing, place the flower in the basket and pick a new flower.
More ways to Play
We used the flower garden as a writing activity, but you could use it in other ways as well. Try one of these ideas.
- Practice spelling the flower words. Use letter tiles or letter magnets to help.
- Simply practice reading the flower words. Pick a flower. Read the word.
- Find the matching flower words. Create a set of sight word cards. Choose a card and try to find that word in the flower garden.