This is your list of sight word activities!
My Kindergartener came home with his first list of sight words, and my job was to help him remember them. We are going to need some sight word activities to get started!
The good news?
Teaching Kindergarten and First Grade is my jam. I have lots of ideas to practice sight words that are low prep and lots of fun. You’ve come to the right corner of the web.
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What is a sight word?
- Simply put, a sight word is a word learned by memorization.
- Sight words do not typically follow a phonetic rule.
- Words are memorized to help keep the early reader moving along, recognizing commonly used words in print.
Keep in mind memorizing words is different from sounding words out phonetically. Read more about how to help your child with word families.
When helping our children with sight words, we must keep hearing letter sounds, watching our lips when saying letter sounds, and recognizing common letter patterns as a top priority.
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What activities can you do with sight words?
We are here to make learning sight words more fun.
Sure, we can practice with traditional notecards, but why not spice things up and learn through play?
We know that children remember what they do, see, and touch. Slide over the worksheets, and let’s learn through movement to engage the brain.
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Making sight words and saying them aloud will help the words stick.
Here, my son uses his magnetic letterbox to add the words written on the painter’s tape. I write the words on the tape before he comes home from school, and we play this game to review the sight words.
We have a magnetic wall, but you don’t have to. Instead, try playing this sight word activity on the back of a baking sheet pan. Fun fact, most baking sheets are magnetic!!
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Dot sticker sight word review for the win!
Grab a box and make some quick circles. Next, add a few sight words to the box and stickers. That’s all!
Sensory Play Sight Word Activities
Shaving Cream Sight Words – Happy Toddler Playtime
Letter Stamping Sight Words – Friends Art Lab
Magic Paper Towel Activity – Messy Little Monster
Movement Sight Word Activities
Color Words Drive-In – Days with Grey
Puddle Jumping Sight Word Activity – Fantastic Fun and Learning
Sight Word Spider Web – Toddler Approved
Word Wash and Scrub – Dayna Banya
Sight Word Basket Ball – Toddler Approved
Sight Word Parking Lot – And Next Comes L
Blowing Down Sight Words – Toddler Approved
Simple DIY Sight Word Activities
Secret Message Sight Words – Days with Grey
Sight Words Bracelet – Hello Wonderful
Sight Word Book Stamps – Days with Grey
Post-It Memory Game – Happy Toddler Playtime
Sight Word Circle Find – Busy Toddler
Sight Word Pick-Up Stickers – Fantastic Fun and Learning
Printable Sight Word Cards – Teaching Mama
Five Games for ABC and Sight Words – Here Wee Learn
Sight Word Paint Sample Puzzles – Little Pinch of Perfect
Dot Stickers Sight Word Match – Happy Toddler Playtime
Giant Word Search – Busy Toddler
Sight Word Gems – The Educator’s Spin on It
Mermaid Color by Sight Word – 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Secret Code Puzzles – ABC’s of Literacy
Christmas Tree Learning Activity – Happy Tot Shelf
Rainbow Sight Words Lacing Letters – Preschool Inspirations
Domino Track (play with word cards) – Days with Grey