Cool & Creative Ways to Use Your Muffin Tins!

Muffin Tin Sight Word Game

on July 20, 2012

School is starting soon so why not give your little ones a head start?! Help your child recognize sight words with this fun muffin tin game! Photo and credit for this genius idea go to Jodie at Growing Book By 😀 I will be sharing more of her reading games in my next few posts to help you give your little readers a head start. There’s no better time than now to start cultivating a passion for reading!!

A little background on the subject 🙂 … Dolch words, or sight words, provide an excellent base for reading at an early age. They are often called sight words because some of them can’t be sounded out, and need to be learned by sight. Here is a fun way to work with your young reader and start them down the path of literacy. This activity is great for Pre-K, K and even 1st graders.

Three in a Row (This game is played like tic tac toe.)

Materials Needed:

1 muffin tin

12 paper cupcake liners

1 marker

1 Dolch sight word list

A handful of place markers such as hard candy or cereal

On the bottom of each cupcake liner write a sight word.  Place each liner in a muffin tin cup.  You are ready to play!  One person calls out a word.  The other person takes a place marker and puts it in the correct cup.  When three in a row is achieved, you have a winner.

Simple, learning, fun! What are you going to do with your muffin tin today? 🙂


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