Sight Word Ideas

I’ve been in and out of town this summer training teachers on Science kits and have had some down time in the evenings to pin things on Pinterest.  Some of the ideas I’ve found are about Sight Words.  I’m always looking for more ideas to improve my Word Work Station and to find fun ways for my students to learn sight words.  Here are some of my favorites:

What a good idea! You spin a word using a top and record your roll on the graph.  Continue playing until one word reaches the top of the graph.

Mrs. Morrow’s Kindergarten

To play, you spin the top and whatever word that the top stops on you write on a graph.  You stop when one word has been filled to the top on the graph.


Valentine's Day sight word unscramble @ Apples and ABC's: Adventures in Kindergarten

Apples and ABC’s

The children get a job sheet (top left corner) and find the heart that corresponds to the number on the heart.  They unscramble the letters and write down the sight word.  She also has the children use the hearts for other activities too!

Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten: Community Helpers and Career Day blog

Mrs. Lee’s Kindergarten

In this game, the children roll the two dice and create a word using the vowel pre-printed on the task sheet.


From Kindergarten with Love

The children use the “magic spoon” to read different words.  They use the same consonant and hold it up to different word endings.

word family center

Tunstall’s Times

The children toss a pom pom into one of the cups in the muffin tin.  They then write a word using that word family.  When I make this, I will probably use a foam cube instead of a pom pom and label it with 6 different letters.  My Kinder kids can then combine the letter on the die (the side that landed up) with the word ending in the cup.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these ideas.  I can’t wait to get started on making them! 🙂

Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on July 6, 2012, in Literacy Work Stations, Sight Words, Small Group Activities. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Pamela Gilbert

    Great sight word ideas. Thank you for sharing.


  2. These are some great ideas – with lots of possibilities for adapting and using in other ways. Thanks!


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