This sensory jar is a fun way to practice decoding words, especially when there are insects hiding!

In the Meadow – Lesson 17

I can decode words.

Objective: To decode words. (RF.K.3)

Materials: plastic jar, grass seeds, plastic insects, small slips of cardstock, marker

Procedures: Wash out an empty, plastic peanut butter jar. When dry, fill the jar almost full with grass seeds. For extra fun, add plastic insects. Write decodable words on slips of cardstock and place them in the jar. Your child will slowly turn the jar and read each word as it is revealed.

Conclusion: Your child will write five of the words on lined paper.