I am not a huge fan of worksheets, but I can actively use them as a game I am all for them. This free printable sight word game is a little deceptive, it also works on a bunch of other skills while getting your child to practice those sight words. Heck, if you have a younger sibling that wants to play too, pop letters in the squares instead. You could even focus on family names. I created this sight word game and activity flexibly so anyone at any level could use it.
Sight Word Game – How To Play
Gather your materials. You will need this FREE printable ( it prints well in color or black and white), dice, a marker, and some colored pencils or crayons.
Use the sight word list your child’s teacher gave you ( or find one here) and fill in the boxes with words.
Time to play! Roll the dice and read the word. When the word has been read, color it in. If your child is artistically inclined, have them make a pattern with the colors too!
How To Play This Sight Word Game With Two Players
Give each player a different color colored pencil or crayon. Take turns rolling the dice. Pretty soon, all the numbers will fill up. If the player rolls a 6, for example but all words in the 6 column are full, they miss their turn. When all the boxes are colored in count to see who filled in the most, that is the winner.
We played solo, so we went with simple patterns.
Also, don’t fret if your child doesn’t want to do the whole sheet, it’s big. Cut the paper in half, assign two rows, do only odd numbers… it’s not just OK to meet your child where they are at; it’s excellent teaching.