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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Spelling Words With Pokey Pins

This is one way my students practice their popcorn words (a.k.a. sight words that "pop" up all of the time).  I call it Pokey Pins and all you need is a soft surface (rug, foam) and push pins and your students can go from this:
to this:
As an added bonus, it is an excellent activity for the kiddos little hand muscles and always a classroom favored activity.  Try it this year with your students!

You can find my Pokey Pin sets here:


Kristen said...

Super cute idea! I'm going to try it as a center this year with my first grader's spelling words!

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Tech4Teachers said...

I think this is great.I cant wait to share this with the teachers at my school. I know they will love it!!

Randi Lembke said...

Thanks for the idea!

thriftytechteacher1 said...

Fabulous idea! I'm excited to add this to my word work activities. Thanks for sharing.

learningmyself said...

I used to do this with the bigger sized puchpins and I would cut up carpet squares into 4X6 pieces to match the letter we were push pinning. (I used it for letter recognition; I guess the sizes of carpet would be bigger for words!) :) Amy

Kathy Burrows said...

Won't my kids love this! Thanks for sharing!

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