Thursday, December 22, 2011


Print some name cards from here. Write your popcorn words on them. Using clothespins with letters, have your child spell the sight word. I found this idea here.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Create Sight Word Lists

Organize your sight words into lists of 4 words per list. Create a RAN board to practice them. once your child has mastered that list of 4, celebrate with a bag of popcron and then move on to another list.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Sorting into number of letters

Have your child sort her popcorn words into categories such as:

1. has 2 letters

2. has 3 letters

3. has 4 letters

4. has 5 letters

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sorting flashcards

Have your child sort her sight words into piles such as:
1, ends with "e"
2. ends with "n"
3. ends with "d"
4. ends with "l"

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Drive a Sight Word Road

The roads came from Making Learning Fun

After driving the word, have your child write the sight word on a piece of paper.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Spin and Graph

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.

I found this game here

Friday, December 9, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

RAN board -and the am my

We have been struggling with these 4 sight words. So I created a RAN board to help practice. See my other post on RAN boards here

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Tree Sight Word Practice

I found this idea at Making Learning

Print the tree tops on green construction paper. Cut them out, including along the
dotted lines. Print the trunks on brown construction paper and cut them out.
Laminate all pieces. Have the children pick a tree trunk.
Then have them find the pieces to make the tree top.

Go here to print the Christmas Tree Sight Word Lists

Monday, December 5, 2011

Pattern Blocks

So, to make it just get some pattern block picture templates (I got mine from PreKinders). Then, write the sight words you want the kiddos to practice on each shape blank.

To play, pick a pattern board and grab a tub of pattern blocks. To cover a space, a child has to say the word on the space AND use it in a sentence correctly. If they can do those two things, they can cover the space. You can play it as a game, each child with their own board, and see you can fill the board first.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sight Word Shape Writing

Have your child write all of their sight words inside of a shape. Use a pumpkin in the fall, a tree near Christmas, and a snowflake for the winter.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Education Cube Sight Words

Using our Roll it Read it Write it sheets from here and our Education Cubes the girls practices their sight words today.

They rolled the education cube, read the word out loud and wrote it on their Roll It Read It Write It sheet once. Then rolled again, read it and wrote it. They kept rolling until they got each word 3 times.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Education Cubes

We have some of these blocks at home. I do not use them for photos but for practicing a variety of concepts. Using the Education Cubes at website, I can print insert cards for the blocks. I have used them pretty often for a variety of concepts. We have used them to practice letters, numbers, shapes, and colors.

Now, we are using them for sight words.

The cubes can be purchased here and go here to print the insert cards.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

play the teacher

Play the role of the parent and ask your child to test you. Be sure to misspell a few words so that "the teacher" can correct you!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Spelling Bee

Have you child say the sight word out loud and spell it in spelling bee style (can c-a-n can). Then ask her to spell it with her eyes closed. Use your flashcards for this activity.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Hide an Seek

Hide the big foam letters. Have your child find the letters needed to spell the sight words.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


This week we have had fun practicing sight words by coloring them: I wrote ten different sight words in black marker on a piece of paper. Have your child picks out ten different color crayons.

I call out a color and a sight word for her to "color" (trace). For example: "Color they green" and she has to look at all of the words on the page and find the word they and trace it with the green crayon. Fun for her, easy for me

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

This link will take you to a site to print some sight word worksheets. We use these when a new sight word is introduced.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Using the letter discs you created, practice your sight words. Write each sight word on the bottom of a paper cup.

Put the letters to spell the word inside the cup

Have your child spell the sight word then self-correct by looking at the bottom of the cup.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Roll It, Read It, Write It

A great idea with a printable from here

The first printable is called Roll it. Read it. Write it. Roll the cube or dice and read the word. Write the word in one of the spaces…any one you want. Continue rolling and writing until all the spaces are full.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Letter Disks

Today I'll show you some letter disks that I have made. We can use these is a variety of ways to practice spelling our sight words. The idea and printable are from here

1. Purchase a few bags of Disc/Circles 1 1/2 in from a craft store.

2. Print out the lower case and upper case letters from Confessions of a Homeschooler. I made one set of capital letters and 3 sets of lower case letters.

3. Using a circle punch and some Mod Podge, create your discs; here are the complete directions are
4. Use the discs for spelling your sight words!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Rainbow Sight Words

I can't wait to try this activity with my girls!

1. Create a list of focus sight words.

2. Setting out the list with a box of blank index cards, invite your students to start at the top, scripting the sight word onto a card and quietly identifying each letter as they write.

3. For extra practice and exposure, have your kinders choose three or four different colored markers {or other graphic art tools} with which to re-trace the word, once again, quietly whispering each letter as they go. When complete, have them cross the word off the list and move to the next entry.

This activity is from Kindergarten Lesson Plans

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Scrambled Eggs

This idea comes from This and That and is called Scrambled Eggs

I put together a sight word activity for the girls to do called scrambled eggs! I put alphabet letters in plastic eggs and had the girls crack open the eggs into a bowl and spell the sight word. Then they wrote the sight word on the worksheet I made to go along with this activity.

Check out This and That for more Sight Word ideas

Monday, November 7, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sight Word Caterpillar

This is my kitchen cabinet. We have our sight word caterpillar in a very visible spot.....makes for lots of quick practice

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Stamping Words

Today we used some alphabet stamps to stamp out our sight words.

I wrote out the word, made blanks, and let the girls stamp the words. We repeated the letters in each sight word over and over and over.....lots of repetition in this sight word activity.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Read Alouds

When reading aloud to your child, allow your child to look at the book with you. Use your finger to slide along the words as you read. This will help your child to hear and see the words at the same time. When you get to a sight word your child is learning, pause while pointing to the word. Ask your child to read the word! This lets your child see that the sight words they are memorizing are used all the time. Plus it gives a little extra sight word practice while reading aloud.

Monday, October 31, 2011

I Spy Sight Words

Another sight word game is a version of "I Spy". Give each child a list of sight word or thier flashcards to use. Give your child clues about various sight words. Some ideas for clues include the beginning and ending letter of the word, number of letters in each word, etc. For example, say: "I spy with my little eye a word that has three letters. It ends with the letter E." Your child will would need to find the correct word on the sight word list (or flashcards) and read it aloud correctly.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Using the fun of Halloween, we practiced our sight words. I purchased a black spiderweb from the craft store and we have a vase of random Halloween-things including some spider rings.
With their flashcards, I quizzed the girls on their sight words.

For each correct word, they hung a spider ring on the web. Sometimes they had to read one word other times they read 3-4 words at a time.

We had fun decorating for Halloween and reviewing our sight words!