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ere's a great way to practice alphabetical order without having to erase. You could even add a self check component by numbering the inside of the cups. A pinner suggested having alphabetical order races with the cups.

Easy to make game for developing vocabulary. Several other good muffin tin games at this post, too!: Could use math problems as well.

4 Super Fun & Easy Muffin Tin Reading Games

Muffin Tin Reading Games - Growing Book by Book. Excellent ideas for teaching sight words, color words, vocab words, etc.

Love this! Kids sort the words, and then use them to create sentences.

parts of speech word sort {language arts}--Kids each come up and pick a stick out of my hand and they would have to place it in the right cup! If there’s extra time, they can use the word in a sentence

Contractions - This idea is awesome!

Paint chip contractions- what a great idea! I'm always looking for fun things to do with free paint chips, and the automatic color-coding must dramatically aid in memorization.

Couldn't find instructions, but I think it's a cute way to introduce poetry.  Use w/clip art mug.

Hot Chocolate adjectives--Could do in conjunction with The Polar Express since we drink hot chocolate that day.


Pronoun Patch - great for reinforcing the concept of pronouns. Give student a pronoun and have her add petals for nouns that could be associated with that pronoun.

Play tic tac toe with spelling words... to play, students have to repeatedly write the sight word... fun way to practice!

Five For Friday Wrap-Up!

Pick the word the are struggling with.Play tic tac toe with spelling words. to play, students have to repeatedly write the sight word. fun way to practice!

punctuation lesson for kindergarten

Could be fun to put on big grown-up t-shirt and use for a whole group punctuation lesson. Good for kinesthetic learners. Going to do this when we introduce the rules for punctuating phrases and clauses!

FREE iPad iPhone iPod printables for Word Work!

Students are 'texting' their sight words on iPhones, 'typing' words onto iPads, and arranging their iPod playlists in alphabetical order. I like the typing sight words

Seriously--TONS of word work activities--easy to put together!

Word Work Center etc.One Extra Degree-use for word work magnetic letters and cookie sheet- easy and cheap!

Free on TPT Kindergarten: Word Work Task Cards & Recording Sheets

***Free-This is an awesome resource for Daily 5 users and for new word work ideas! Ultimate set of task cards for word work in your classroom. Set includes 44 word work activities, along with 4 blank task cards for programming.