Using Mini Paint Chip Flip Charts
To make these great and super easy mini flip charts, get to Lowes paint department. Each chart has approximately 26 mini paint chips in multiple colors perfectly bound on a spiral.
I love to use these mini flip charts during whole class reviews, small group reinforcement, and in literacy centers. I use them to match upper and lowercase letters, introducing sight words as the year progresses, CVC words concentrating on specific vowels, reading color words, word families, and many other ways.
For Upper & Lowercase Letter Matching, write the matching letters on the same color paint chip. After writing all the letters A to Z, simply cut in the middle of each card. Students learn when the paint chip color is the same, the letters match (like the right hand picture above).
For Sight Word Practice, write sight words as you introduce them throughout the year. Review as a whole or small group and then place them in a literacy center for extra practice.
Students love these little flip books to learn to read and spell color words.
As for Word Families, these work out beautifully as FREE flip charts! Students love to practice with partners. You can make two word families on each booklet. On the first few paint chips write only the beginning sound of the word family you choose. After writing all the beginning sounds, on the next paint chip write only the word family chunk (such as “it” above).
It’s cheap, easy, and fun for your students! Happy flipping!
Please leave comments if you have other great ideas on how to use paint chips in your classroom.