PP said, "musical chairs reading. Play music and when the music stops students stop, sit down and start reading! Lots of fun and something different to develop reading interests." Perhaps you could also put letters of alphabet on chairs &/or sight words.
literacy center sight word activities- put the sand in a pencil box for easy upkeep and clean up! NOTE: this only works with a thin layer of sand. If you put too much the writing doesn't show up. It went over okay with my kids, not their favorite
ABC Order Lesson~ Try word stick centers. Write groups of words on Popsicle sticks, place each set of sticks in a separate container, and then have students sort words before writing them in the correct order. Use with word wall or sight words.
I used to use a whisper phone! DIY Whisper Phones~ Children use these to hear themselves as they quietly read aloud. This post has great directions and with pictures that explain how to make them with inexpensive materials.
"Seashell Sight Words" (from Mrs. Ricca's Kindergarten: Down by the Sea Centers) love this site! Great idea for sand/ sight word practice!
Cute idea for spelling/ word wall work Daily 5 Word Work idea- hidden words! Use a white crayon to write the word and a marker to color over.
Coat Hook for Bags? Daily 5 alternative to book boxes.What a space saver!the link doesn't work, but you don't need it with this picture! Instead of coat stand, put command hooks on wall under one of the boards - one for each child.