Fun Sight Word Game: Sight Word SPLASH!

February 18, 2019

Practicing sight words in the primary grades is vitally important when learning how to read. To help students review and learn new sight words, I am always on the lookout for new, fun games! This game, “Sight Word SPLASH!” is one we played a lot last year in my kindergarten and first grade small groups and I wanted to take a minute to share it with you!

This small group game is easy to set up! All you need is:

– a paper with a pond drawn on it

– index cards

The index cards will have anywhere from 20-40 sight words you have been practicing. Within the pile you will add three “special cards.” The SPLASH card (with an optional frog on it), a skip turn card, and a reverse card. Once you quickly make the materials, playing the game is super simple. Just watch my video below to see how to play:

This video is number 8 in my 2019 game series where I am uploading a new game to use in your classroom every single Sunday! Be sure to subscribe to my channel to get the notifications every week.

I hope you like this simple and fun sight word game. What are some of your favorite ways to practice sight words?!


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This sight word game is a ton of fun for students to review old sight words and learn new ones. We played this all the time with my first grade and kindergarten students last year. It's simple to make! Head over to the blog post to see how to play!

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  • Hello! I love this game. Would you be okay about me sharing it with a presentation workshop that I’m giving tomorrow at a New Jersey division of the International Dyslexia Association. It is a WIFFT mini conference for teachers. Most of the teachers will be OG certified. There will be between 40-50 attendees.

    I will write up directions and demonstrate. I will credit you on the sheet I hand out. I’m not sure if I will have time to include this game tomorrow but I would like to have the option. If I don’t hear from you, if you permit me, I can include it on my next workshop.

    Thank you!