Sight Word Bingo
Sight words are tricky for a lot of kids, since so often we encourage them to sound it out, and take their time, with sight words we want to know them immediately. Here is a fun activity you can do at home to help practice these words! I used this game with a 2nd grader I tutored and it worked like a charm! Oh and yes this is for older children, not toddlers and preschoolers!
- Gather your materials. You will need some paper, a ruler, a marker, scissors, a paper punch or pre punched shapes, and a list of words your child needs to practice. I am using the Dolch Sight Word list for 1st grade.
- Using your ruler make a Bingo Board on a plain piece of paper.
- Write in the words and don’t forget to have a free space in the middle of the board!
- Write the words that are on the board on small pieces of paper , you’ll be drawing them out of a bag/or bowl when it comes time to play.
- Using a paper punch , punch out place holders so that you can re sue the board over and over.
- You can also use pre cut shapes or characters, these Spider Man shapes came from a large retailer’s birthday party section and work great.
- Here are the steps for playing:
- Start with a bare board.
- Have your child draw one of the cut out words from a baggy or bowl.
- Have them tell you what it says, and find it on their board.
- Pop the marker ( Spider man in this case) on that word.
- Keep going until they get BINGO!
As you keep playing you will notice they get faster and faster, if there is a word they are having a really hard time with you can always put it on the board more than once to provide additional opportunities to practice it!