Saturday, July 19, 2014

Bright Ideas: Popcorn Words Book Cover

Isn't the back-to-school season is a great time to find bright ideas? Teachers are sharing their organization tips, decorating ideas and fun ideas for the first days of school. I'm  joining along with directions for turning popcorn bags into popcorn words (high-frequency or sight words) books.

Purchase a few packs of popcorn bags from your Dollar Tree or other discount store. To make one book cover...
Carefully open the bottom of the bag.

 Flatten the bag.

Trim the bottom off the bag so the bag is now 11" long.

 Open the bag and flatten it again as shown.

 Cut along one side.

 Now you have your book cover! Laminate, if desired.

Add the pages you'll be using this year for sight-word practice. Staple the sides.

 I haven't made my books for next year yet, but when I do they will be stored in a popcorn bucket. (Does it bother anyone else that popcorn is two words on these products?!)
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  1. I also refer to my sight words as POPCORN Words so this is definitely something I will incorporate in my plans this year! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Learning at the Teacher Table

  2. Adorable! I love this idea. Anything to keep you kiddos excited!
    The Schroeder Page

  3. I love making books for bags. Great idea for sight words, and I already have the bags.

    Kathy Griffin’s Teaching Strategies

  4. How fun! This is a cute idea and lots of teachers refer to their words as Popcorn words!
    Conversations in Literacy

  5. What a clever idea! I'll bet the kids love the popcorn sight word books!

    Sally from Elementary Matters

  6. Thanks for the idea as I was debating on doing a movie theme this year and it would work perfectly with it!!

  7. I LOVE this idea. Totally heading to the dollar store today! Thanks. :)

    Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten

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