Light Box in the Classroom: Passwords!

Heidi Swapp Lightboxes are ALL THE RAGE right now on Instagram!  Thanks to the GENIUS Maribel of Learning in Wonderland and her amazing blog post about Light Box Tips, Tricks, and Ideas, I immediately knew how I was going to utilize my light box in my kindergarten classroom!

Last year, I started thinking of quick and easy ways for my kiddos to read sight words/high-frequency words throughout the day.  Luckily, Pinterest came to my rescue! Outside my classroom and recess door, I have a laminated poster titled "Today's Password", with a word written on it using a dry erase marker.  When my students enter the classroom, they must read the "password".

At the beginning of the year, I started with number words, color words, letters (for letter sounds), and as the year progressed, I started using sight words. The word changed daily. Myself or my aide would be responsible for changing the word, but that can easily be given as a classroom job to a student.  Or, you can give a student the job of reminding the teacher to change the word when the teacher would forget (guilty)!  Here is what it looked like:

However, this upcoming school year Miss V is gettin' fancy!  I present to you... 

Click here for the Lightbox Designs!
This GLITTERY GROWING bundle includes numbers 0-20 and color words.  Coming soon: shapes and beginning sounds! All you need to do is print on transparency or vellum paper to make for your own classroom light box! I've got you covered for the first 33 days of kindergarten (and counting)!

Light box off. So glittery.
Light box on. How shiny!
It is at a discounted price right now and as the bundle grows, the price will increase. If you purchase now, you will receive the updates for free!  Just keep an eye out on my Instagram, Facebook, and make sure you follow my Teachers Pay Teachers store for news on when the bundle is updated!  

*UPDATE* 7/1/16

Daily Passwords featuring Fry's First 100 Sight Words is posted!  Click on the link here!

Thanks for visiting!  If you happen to use these in your classroom, make sure you tag me on whichever social media you post it to!  Questions? Comments? Leave some feedback below! 

Best wishes,


  1. This is just so cute! I use a password of the day as well and this is just so awesome! Thanks for sharing a fantastic idea!

  2. This is such a great idea!!! I love how it really encourages reading at the beginning of the year! These lightboxes are just so much fun!!
    ~Heather :)

  3. When you say print on transparency or vellum, what do you mean? Do you print on a regular xerox copier? Or some other type of machine?

    1. Hi! You print on your regular printer! Just make sure that if you print it on transparency paper, you buy the correct kind. Your printer is either inkjet (small cartridges) or laser (large toner cartridges). Hope that helped!

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  5. How do you print to where it looks like glitter??? :)

    1. Just like you would print anything! It's no different except the clipart used is a glittery visual texture.

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