Learn to read high frequency words with flying bats in this fun Bat Themed Sensory Bottle Sight Word Game. Child are naturally drawn to sensory bottles, with the interest you can encourage them to read and write their sight words too. Here’s how…
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Importance of Sight Words
Studies have shown that the quicker a child can read their sight words the better than can become at reading as a beginning reader. You probably received a list of sight words at the beginning of the year for your child to work on. The Dolch Word List is a commonly used word list to focus on for reading success for you child. This Halloween I thought it would be fun to do a fun series of Sight Word Sensory Bottles for your child, including my own who’s in Kindergarten this year and working on her own sight words. Click here to join our 7 Day Sight Word Challenge
Bat Themed Sensory Bottle Sight Word Game
To create your own Halloween Sensory Bottle you just need a few fun things to spark their interest. I found ours at our local craft store but you can also find these items on Amazon. Who wouldn’t want to play with flying bats and sparkling glitter as a kid? So grab your sight word list or PRINT our Sight Word List and let’s get started!
To create your own Bat Themed Sensory Bottle Sight Word Game you will need the following supplies…
- bat confetti
- clear colored glass gems or plastic gems
- recycled water bottle (I prefer Voss Bottles)
- permanent marker
- colored paper
Directions for Bat Themed Sight Word Game
Write down the sight words onto the clear plastic gems. I used our Sight Word list and had my child point to the words as we wrote them down. I started with only 5 Sight Words. The goal of this is frequency is seeing, saying and writing the sight words to memorize them.
The next thing you need to do is to create 5 bats on your colored sheet of paper with your child. They can draw it or you can, I always prefer having them create what we’re working on to give them ownership and to help them with fine motor skills of drawing. If they need a little help you could create a template for them to trace or use a bat shaped cookie cutter.
Now looking at each of the five sight word gems you created have your child write one word on each bat for the game before you begin.
Then select the items that you want to go into your bat Themed Sensory Bottle Sight Word Game. We found these adorable bat confetti at our craft store. You can find there on Amazon here. This alone in the bottle is pretty fun for Halloween, love how by adding the sight word gems in you’ve made it into a learning game for kids.
Once you’ve added all of your bat themed items into the recycled water bottle it’s time to add the water and close the lid on the water bottle. You can hot glue it closed if you are concern about it spilling. We leave ours open so we can swap things out often.
HOW TO PLAY
To play our bat themed sensory bottle sight word game it’s pretty easy but yet the kids LOVE IT. You have them shake the bottle and write down the first word that they see or lands on the bottom of the bottle, whichever is easiest for them to determine.
The little playful challenge is that they need to see each sight word 5 times before they are finished. It’s a great lesson in chance and what they predict will happen.
KITCHEN TABLE FUN
This is a fun game to keep at the kitchen table this fall while you’re getting dinner ready. They can simply sit at the table and work on sight words with their sensory bottle and a piece of paper. The better they get at the game you can add additional sight words to make it more challenging or simply swap out words and add five new sight words to the game.
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I can’t wait to hear how much your child loves playing this bat themed sight word game with a sensory bottle. It takes lots of practice but having a strong base in recognizing your sight words can lead to a successful confident reader. Are you looking for more ways to practice Sight Words this Halloween with your child? JOIN our 7-Day Sight Word Challenge!
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Have fun with your child for Halloween and SNEAK in some spooky learning too!