Sight words are critical in learning how to read. Not only are sight words the most frequent words seen in our texts, but most of them cannot be sounded out based on the “normal” phonetic patterns we teach to our students. Memorization is key when it comes to sight words. Since flashcards can be boring, I find that sight word games are the perfect mix of fun and practice!
I recently created 15 different print & play sight word games for kids. Each game requires very little prep. Students may need some dice, cubes, crayons, and/or a pencil – all things they already have in their classroom! Over the 15 games, students will review sight words on their own, sight words in simple sentences, and visual closure (the ability to identify the sight word even with missing letters/parts).
SIGHT WORD GAMES:
The different games I included cover the Fry sight words 1-300 and are designed for students in grades K-2. Each of the 15 games includes differentiated game boards so students working on different sight word lists can still play the same game! I also went ahead and created an editable game board for each of the 15 games. That way you can just type in your own words you want students to practice.
You can see how to play two of these games and even grab some FREE examples by watching the video below: