This is the easiest idea ever and great fun for little ones as they delve into learning all of those sight words! We used a small chocolate tin with attached flip-lid and glued a piece of paper on the inside lid, claiming “Captain’s word box!”. Each time she learned a new word, she, or I, would write it on a small slip of paper and it officially went into the box (The first words to go in were “Mom” and “love”, aaaahhhh!!)
We left the word box on the counter, where we share our meals, and she would open it and proudly read the words as I was putting out the dinner. At first there were only a few words in there, but as she started learning sight-words, and other words, those would go in as well. Early on, she insisted that the word “biscuit” be in there, which cracked us all up. Her box is stuffed now and she is moving past it, but what a wonderful keepsake of this time in our lives. Kiids can also play with those little magnetic words, which will stick to the top.
I hope you try this, if you don’t already have your own version of making learning all of these new words fun. If you do, I want to hear about it!
Good Thoughts! Karen