This activity can be used with toddlers as a fun, snowy scene sticky wall, or with older preschoolers (4-5 year olds) and Kindergarteners as a wall to practice sight words and early spelling on the sticky table. My 3 and 5 year olds enjoyed making snowball sight words with our letter snowballs, while my 1 year old decorated the snowman with buttons and a nose.
A Snowy Day Sticky Table with Snowball Sight Words
To Make the Sticky Table
What you need:
white felt (option of others colors as well to decorate the snowman)
What to do:
Start by making any word prompts for spelling and cutting a snowman out of white felt.
Arrange these items on the table.
Cover with contact paper, sticky side up.
Secure the edges of the contact paper to the table with the painter’s tape. (We used this super cute snowman duct tape, but painter’s tape is safer on surfaces and will come off with ease.)
Cut circle snowballs out of the white cardstock and write various letters on them. (I like to use a 1.50-Inch paper punch for this step)
How to Play:
Once the sticky table is prepared, and the materials have been set out, invite the children to come and play.
Give the kids the freedom to explore the table, and the sticky quality.
I prompted my oldest to see if he could find the snowball letters that matched the sight words on the sticky table. He loved the sticker-like quality of the snowball letters on the contact paper, and enjoyed spelling and sounding out the different words.
My youngest (1.5) decorated the snowman with his coal buttons and carrot nose over and over. I also added some cotton balls and Q-tips for more snowy decor.
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