Thursday, June 21, 2012

Quick and easy reading pointer

Here's a really quick and easy reading pointer your kids can make at the beginning of the school year. You can use any size wiggly eyes, craft sticks (colored or plain), foam letters, and Sharpie markers. I got my supplies at Michael's but I'm sure Wal-mart has the same things too.

Using the kids' names to make the pointers means no arguing as to whose is whose.  :)  My class loves that they all have their very own reading pointers to use whenever they want.

**A tip when using the "peel and stick" foam letters. The back of the letter that is not glued onto the craft stick will be very sticky. If you sprinkle some baby powder on the back and rub it in with your fingers, this will get rid of the stickiness. Everyone will be happier when the pointers don't stick to the pages of the books! :)

Happy Reading!


  1. What a great idea!! I love it! And who knew?! about the baby powder! What did I do before blogging?!
    Rowdy in Room 300

  2. I love this idea! You could even color code the sticks to use for quick group activities. Don't you love how we add on to each others ideas?

  3. Hey Marissa,
    I am now YOUR newest follwer! haha, I absolutely love this idea and can't wait to do it next year.

    Think all night…..Teach all day