Thursday, June 13, 2013

making reading fun

Bryce is still enjoying learning to read with me.  We have finished short a and we're almost done with short i.  We are also working on sight words.  We've been using letter puzzle blocks, hooked on phonics books, white boards, and flash cards.  I found a fun idea in a magazine to practice words with water balloons.  It's a hot day today so I figured we'd give it a try.  Bryce loved it! 
First I wrote sight words and short a/i words on the driveway with chalk.

Next I fought the faucet and big knuckles and filled and tied these itty bitty water balloons.

Bryce would pick a water balloon, I would say a word, and he would find it and throw a water balloon on it.

He was worried the sound of the balloon popping would be loud and scare him, but he quickly got over that!

He eventually figured out the fun of a water balloon and got really close to where it would pop so he would get wet!

I loved how all the water spots and colorful balloon pieces looked when we were done. 

We did a quick clean up of water balloon pieces and then we were done.  So fun!


Melissa said...

What a cute idea!

Shipley Mommy said...

What a great idea. Bryce you will be reading in no time!

A Wedding Story said...

So fun!!