Sight word activities have been one of the most popular searches on my site since schools started to shut down in March. It makes sense because it’s an easy topic for kindergarten teachers to send home for remote learning. However, many parents are frustrated at so much screen time being used for learning. If you are looking for excellent sight word activities that don’t involve screens check out this kindergarten sight word game and the many others I have on my site. If you have a child in Prek you may have also been given sight word lists to work on, if you have try to make it fun, because while there is lots of debate about the appropriateness of sight words for Prek, there is little debate about how students that age learns, which is playfully with activities they love.
How to set up this sight word game
Gather your materials. You will need some blocks like Duplo, a dry erase dice ( use my affiliate link to buy some here), and a sharpie. Yes, I use sharpies, but don’t worry. All you have to do is cover what you wrote in permanent marker with dry erase marker and wipe to get it off when you are done. I just find that the dry erase gets all over children’s hands while playing and interrupts learning.
Start by writing the sight words on the die. I am using pre-primer words, which are the very first level of sight words, but you use the level your child is at. If your teacher has not sent words, find the sight word lists here. Choose six words. I would choose at least three they are pretty familiar with and three less familiar ones.
Grab the Duplo and write the letters on. Remember to use lowercase letters as the word has to look the same as the word does in usage, using uppercase letters would defeat the purpose.
Time to roll!
Build the word.
Roll and build again.
More Sight Word Games & Activities
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