Whisper Words

This is a super fun idea that I learned from Kim Jordano last weekend!

Grab one of those free lanyards that you have laying around from a conference you’ve been to.  You can fancy it up a bit – I didn’t have time, but I think I’ll hot glue some gems around the edges! 


Slip a word that you are working on in the pocket, and choose a kiddo to wear it.  Children can whisper the word into that child’s ear throughout the day.  (Obviously, you’ll have to teach when it’s okay to do it!)  Then they write the word and their name on a piece of paper and put it in the whisper word box!  They practice identifying the word and writing the word!  The child that is wearing the word will know that word REALLY well by the end of the day.

At the end of the week, pull a name out of the box for a special prize!


  1. I did something similar, using the name tag pins you get at conferences. I slipped a word wall word into the tag holder and pinned it on a child's back. The rest of the class could see it throughout the day and when the class lined up the person behind the tag wearer would read the word and touch the tag. Renee

  2. I have a word of the day {more like three days} but this is FANTASTIC!!! Gonna have to snag this idea!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Beg, Borrow, Steal

  3. Love the idea. I might draw a slip from the whisper word box at the end of each day to see who gets to "wear" the word the next day.


  4. Love this! Always looking for ways to make learning sight words more fun, and this is perfect! Thanks for sharing! :)