Here’s another nice resource I saw online and thought I would make it myself for my class. It is a parking lot for sight words. The word is called and the child drives a car into the correct parking space. As usual I changed the original one a bit. Here‘s the original one.
I wanted to use it whole class and wanted to be able to tell at a glance if the child had parked on the right spot. So, I put in ‘bumpers’ just before the word. The cars cannot cross the bumpers.
Here they are, getting ready to enter the parking lot. They made little engine noises as they drove and when another word was called, I encouraged them to reverse and go forward like a real car would, instead of jumping lanes.
Here’s the entire set. The cars were purchased locally at a variety store.
My main reason for making resources is to allow further reinforcement and learning to take place in the children’s free time. They can use this resource on their own. A child who knows the words well can use the flashcards to call the words. To facilitate that, I included the flashcards with the target words and a dry erase marker. The entire set fits nicely into a plastic zip bag (the kind you get when you purchase curtains). Isn’t that just handy? After all, we’re working with limited resources here.
Do enjoy! The children certainly do!
Here’s the best part. You can download the template for this parking lot if you like. Just print, laminate and rev up those engines! Here you go.