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Is your child struggling with learning sight words? I have great news for you! On today’s post I am going to share with you my favorite sight word activities that are fun, require minimal prep, and really help the kiddos practice sight words.

High Five Sight Word

Write a sight word on an index card and tape it on a door in your home or classroom. I like to pick the front door as this one is used the most by my kids. As your child enters or leaves the door, they can give the sight word a high five and read the word aloud. Change the words out regularly, or keep a tricky one there for a while.

Trace Sight Word Over Highlighter

Using a highlighter, write a sight word on a piece of paper 3 times. Now let your child pick out their favorite color markers or pens and trace over the sight word making sure that the color they use is darker than the highlighter you used. 

Write Sight Words in Shaving Cream

This activity never gets old! Spread shaving cream out on a flat surface or tray and then let your child write out the words. This is really messy but oh, so fun! You can also put shaving cream on a mirror in the bathroom – makes cleaning up a bit easier.

Sight Word Bean Bag Toss

Write sight words on index cards and spread them out in the yard or in a large room. Your child will simply toss a bean bag and read whatever word the bean bag lands on and pick up the word and place it in a pile off to the side. Keep playing until there are no more words left to throw the bean bag on.

Play Sight Word BINGO

Kids love playing BINGO and you can customize the BINGO Board to work with any sight words you are currently working on.

Watch this short video to see how the game works.

You can get a FREE BINGO board download >> HERE 

Go on a Word Hunt

Obtain used picture books or reading passages and have your child hunt for the target sight word on the page.  Using a highlighter, have your child highlight the target sight word.  Go back and reread the story to your child and every time you get to the highlighted word, they can read the word aloud.

I Have a Resource for You!

Thank you so much for reading my post today! You might also enjoy reading my previous posts:

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Do you have a favorite sight word activity?  Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you!   

Karina Richland, M.A., is the author of the PRIDE Reading Program, a multisensory Orton-Gillingham reading, writing and comprehension curriculum that is available worldwide for parents, tutors, teachers and homeschoolers of struggling readers. Karina has an extensive background in working with students of all ages and various learning modalities. She has spent many years researching learning differences and differentiated teaching practices. You can reach her by email at or visit the website at

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