I want to make sure we are keeping sight word activities playful, fun, and engaging, so today’s sight word activity incorporates some art and is a small connection to our Very Busy Spider book.
No template needed for this quick and low prep activity!

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills


  • Recognize sight words (I, my, you, is, are, the, of, and, can, like)

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways

Required Materials

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*Toilet Paper Tube


*Washable Paint

*White Paper


Step #1
Create your toilet paper tube spider.
  • Cut a toilet paper tube so it has 16 skinny strips on one end.
  • Completely cut off eight of those strips (every other one) so the eight remaining pieces are spread out.
  • Flatten out the strips of the tube using your hand or table.
Step #2
On a piece of white paper, write the five sight words for the month; the, of, and, like, & can.
Step #3
Dip the toilet paper tube in black paint.
Step #4
Read each word on the paper and as you read it, use your toilet paper tube to stamp a spider over the word.

Teacher Tip

It’s okay if your Lil’ does not know how to read these words yet on their own. If they did we wouldn’t need to be practicing it. The purpose is to get your Lil’ to memorize what these common words look like so they don’t get caught up on them when they eventually learn to read.

To help them memorize, try reading the word yourself and have your Lil’ repeat it before they stamp the word.

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