I know I am not the only parent who tries to make working on sight words fun when I can. If you have a kindergartner like I do sight words are just part of your day. I brought together some of our favorite ways to make working on sight words fun! Have you seen my breakfast sight words? Pop over to Instagram to see how I slip a few words into my daughter’s morning routine!
- While reading at night try this game I shared over on Scholastic Parents. The post explains it in depth, but the gist of it is that you give your child one word to read while you read the rest, and every time that word pops up they read it. Trust me this game is incredibly effective!
- Sight Word Scavenger Hunt – my 5-year-old adores this game, and it’s a fun way to make learning these words active as well.
- Sight Word Matching Game – This game came about because my daughter LOVED the previous idea so much I adapted it. This is a matching game that requires very little space, and you could totally change the theme. In fact, I think I will make her a garden themed version of this one when I get home!
- Make a mini word wall on a window with window markers. Keep it simple with only one word, when your child can recognize the word erase it and move to the next!
- Where the Wild Things Are – Sight Word Game & Free Printable – This is such a fun game, and I made it with my favorite book. If you don’t love the book, that’s fine! Check out the post and see how the game works and make your own with your child’s favorite book.
- Lunch box notes. Pop them on your child’s napkin. Ask them what word you wrote when you see them after school. Prizes for correct answers are optional.
- Outdoor Sight Word Hunt with Duplo. Make those “baby Lego” (that’s a direct quote from a child who shall remain anonymous and not my personal view of these rad blocks) work for your growing family. Use a sharpie to write the words on and dry-erase marker to erase the sharpie when you are done. Yes, yes that works!
- Sight Word Dominoes & Speed Racer Game – this is a family favorite, and we haven’t really put it away since I made it when my now 3rd grader was in Kindergarten. It’s even, more fun now that two kids can play, and by fun I mean the smack talk is insane.
For other sight words ideas, make sure to stop over on my Facebook page. If you have suggestions too, I’d love to hear them!
If you like this circle time activity, you will love the ideas and circle time lessons I share in Little School my ebook of preschool activities.
Rebekah Gienapp says
My son already loves it when we read aloud and I have him fill in the rhyming words (that he has memorized.) I’m sure when we’re ready for sight words he would love the first activity you suggest.