Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Center Activities

Here are some new activities that I am going to use in my reading centers. Most of them deal with nonsense words. A friend shared the idea with me and I spent the weekend making them.

This one is called "Which witch is which? I downloaded clip art of a witch and typed real words and nonsense words on them. The kids have to sort the witches into the correct haunted house. Here is a close up of the witch. I thought they turned out really cute!

The next game is my take on the Sorry! game. There are different boards for different vowel sounds. This one deals with Short A. Two kids can play. The first player picks a card from the stack. Each card has a word written on it. If the word has the short a sound, the player gets to roll the dice and move so many spaces. There are also cards that have Sorry! on them. When a player pulls on of those cards, he or she has to move back spaces (the card says how many). First one to reach the end wins!

The last is Nonsense Tic Tac Toe. I haven't used it yet, but a teacher friend says it works really well in her classroom. The child begins by sorting vowels and constants into two piles. The child then picks one vowel and put it in the middle. Then another child puts two constants on a diffferent square and says the nonsense word.


  1. Leslie Ann, I recently stumbled upon your blog and I LOVE it! I just started my own blog (http://2ndin1st.blogspot.com/) and linked you as a "Teacher That Inspires Me!" Keep the creative ideas coming :)

  2. This just made my day! Thank you so much!! :) I just checked out your blog too and I love it!! I'm following you now :)