Saturday, August 18, 2012

Reading Power Towers

When I should be getting ready for meet the teacher night and the first week of school I'm finishing up a fun little reading game.  Ha!! It's what I do.......get sidetracked.  I found this idea on Teacher Tipster, and it is so simple but a GREAT way to practice reading sight words.  I absolutely LOVE games in the classroom.....and so do the kids.  They don't even realize how much they're learning because they are so engrossed in the games.  It's greatness!!  

All you need is a Pringles can and Dixie Cups.  I bought Dixie cups from Costco because I wanted to make each one of my teamies this activity.  

Next I covered the Pringles can with a cover.  (I made 5 different ones, please feel free to copy any or all if you want)

Because these are the taller cans I covered them with construction paper first, then with the cover.  (we got a little crazy with crafting this summer and my lil' sass got ahold of 2 of the lids and painted them, aaannnndddd I think she snuck a can because I HAD 5, but now I only have 4 hmmmm......I'm gonna have to eat more {not good})

Finally, I wrote our sight words for the first 10 lessons on the bottom of the cups.  You can fit 100 cups in this can.  I'll do these with the kiddos during small group first and then later add it to our center.  I think the kids will love this, especially since they do cup stacking in gym class already.

Stay Sweet, Friends!!


  1. I love this idea! I could use this for math and put numbers on it! :)
    Apples and ABC's

  2. What a COOL idea! I love it. Our PE teachers does cup stacking with our students also. What a great way to practice your sight words. Thanks for sharing your idea.

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