It’s Target Tuesday and there’s still time to grab one or two of those adorable little metal mailboxes from Bulleye’s Playground!
I bought my mailboxes last year but all of the local Target stores have them this season, too. You’ll find shiny tins, classic red, pretty pink, as well as mailboxes covered with festive hearts.
My class was due for a review of sight words so I made cards to use during small groups. I put a stack of word cards in the mailboxes and provided each student with a recording sheet. The kids LOVED pulling cards out of the mailbox, reading the word, and writing it! I LOVED how much fun they had doing word work! It was a Win-Win!
The mailboxes won’t get packed away with other Valentine’s Day goodies either. I can easily adapt this activity for spring by printing the words on pastel colored paper. I can put frog and turtle diecuts in the mailboxes when we have our pond life theme. Or I can “mail” each student a personalized list of words they need to practice. The possibilities are endless!