My Kindergartener is like a little sponge these days. She is learning to read, and she wants to read everything. She has come a long way in the last few months, and so I constantly find myself looking for new (fun) ways to challenge and teach her to read. From lots of new books to homemade sight word games, it is all about continuing to keep her excited, interested and excelling.
Remember when mom told you not to play with your food? For this activity, I threw that rule out the window. This sight words activity is all about playing with your food, manipulating words and then eating a tasty snack.
When K got home from school, this is what awaited her on the kitchen table. A new snack, a snack with a reading challenge.
Once she calmed down, so easily excited, I asked her to read all of the words.
After she read the words, I showed her how I set up a word-building area in the corner where she could use various letters with the ending sound “at” to make different words. Cat, sat, fat, rat, drat, etc.
K was very pleased with her new snack — both playing with it and eating it. After she completed the challenges I designed for her she began using the extra letters I left in the corner to build her own words.
We spent the next 20 minutes hunting for letters and making new words. While we worked on fundamental reading building blocks, K continued to think we were just playing a fun game and eating a tasty snack.
After she finished playing (and eating), she noticed the activities on the box. After reading her the instructions for the various reading activities, she dove right in. More reading practice made fun.
About Alpha-Bits cereal:
- Alpha-Bits has 20g of whole grains and 12 essential vitamins and nutrients per 30g serving
- Alpha-Bits contains nutrients to support healthy brain development, like zinc and iron
- Nutritionists recommend eating 3 or more servings of whole grain foods per day (about 16g whole grains per serving or at least 48g per day)
Make reading fun for your little one by breaking the rules and letting them play with their food, at least for snack time. 🙂
For a list of common sight words by grade, check out my DIY Sight Words Game post.
Christy Garrett @ Uplifting Families says
I remember this cereal and loved it as a child. I forgot about it until you mentioned it in this post. It is a great way to learn.
Cheryl F. says
Looks like a fun way to learn the alphabet.
How fun! I love finding ways to help kids learn without them realizing they are being “taught.” Play is the best way to learn!
Holly Thomas says
I used to eat this when I was little!!
Lisa Kerr says
What a great idea to help the little ones learn how to read! Im going to try this with my grandson! Thanks for sharing!!
Jennifer H. says
This was one of my favorites as a child and my 6 year old loves them now.
Christy Colln says
this is a great idea for kids learning how to recognize letters up to kids who are learning how to read and spell! 🙂
I loved this cereal as a child! What fun!