Heart-Themed Sight Word Search Sensory Bin

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It is that time of the year: hearts, all things red, pink, and white, and love all around! Yes, Valentine’s Day is coming and we just love learning in fun ways like with this Heart-Themed Sight Word Search Sensory Bin! It is such a fun, hands-on activity for your February literacy centers, or use it at a Valentine’s Day class party!

*Pair with our EDITABLE February Sight Word Games and Centers for Early Learners!

This Heart-Themed Sight Word Search Sensory Bin is a fun activity for your literacy centers or use it at your Valentine's Day class party!

Heart-Themed Sight Word Search Sensory Bin

Set up a sensory heart tray with dried rose petals and your kids will have a blast searching for sight words. Let’s get started with some simple supplies!

You will need:

Grab a tray, write sight words on heart-shaped paper, and cover with rose petals for a fun sight word search activity!

How to Set Up the Sensory Bin

To begin, write sight words on the heart cut-outs to make sight word cards for matching.

Next, cut a large piece of paper in the shape of a heart to match one of the trays. Trace the heart cut-outs onto the paper that you just cut. Write sight words in the hearts for students to match up!

Add the rose petals to one tray and place the large paper heart in the other tray.

Then, mix the heart cards into the rose petals so that kids have to search for the sight words (their favorite part!).

The idea is to find the heart sight word cards and match them to the words written on the heart-shaped paper.

Trace the heart cut-outs onto paper and write sight words in the hearts for students to match up!

For a fun twist, we like to see how quickly we can fill up the paper! For individual students, we use a timer and try to beat our previous time.

If we are playing in partners, we take turns to see who can finish in a certain time. Or make two sets and play simultaneously to see who finishes first!

Students find a sight word in the petals and match it to the sight word in the other tray.

You can change up the petals to a different sensory material and the sight word cards to any other shape for a non-seasonal sight word search to keep this fun going in other months, too!

This is a hands-on, engaging way for kids to learn sight words!

This sight word search sensory bin is the perfect activity for practicing sight words in a hands-on way!

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