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. Get a FREE BINGO board download and watch this short video to see how the game works.
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While you are here, you might enjoy checking out The PRIDE Reading Program.
The PRIDE Reading Program is an Orton-Gillingham curriculum that can be used by teachers, tutors, and parents. Is is super easy to use, heavily scripted out, affordable, and requires no outside training. Let me know what you think.