Magic Reading Wands

Abracadabra! Make magic reading wands appear! This is such a simple way to encourage young learners to track along when reading and to engage your students who wander off the page, distracted. I tell my littles that their eyes need to be on the words and then the magic wands will help them become better readers. 

To make the wands all you need are some craft sticks, glue and glitter. Simply add a generous blob of glue to one end of one flat side of the stick and sprinkle on the magic sparkles!
I usually make them on a Friday and let them dry over the weekend. 

Bigger is better when it comes to glitter!
 I have noticed that the brands with the largest flakes hold up the longest. 

We are only into our first full week of school, so I am just getting to know my students as readers. We work on most stories in September as a whole group until the kiddos are all tested and leveled. 

With our bright sticks, it is easy to see at a distance who is having a hard time following along. The kids always love using their wands and it is well worth the ten minutes spent to make them!

Maybe you can use a little magic prop for your readers too. 
Why not give it a try?

1 comment:

  1. I love these little reading wands! I'm definitely adding this one to my collection. Thank you for sharing such a great tip!

    Primarily Speaking


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