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!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fishing For Sight Words

I found this great Sight Word game here. Click the link for directions on how to play

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

RAN board

This is called a RAN board. It is a method of memorization that repeats the item/word to be learned. Feel free to edit with your current sight words. Only put 4 words on a board. This is good practice.

Monday, October 24, 2011


We have some letter beads at home. Today I asked the girls to spell out their sight words using the letter beads. I placed the flashcards on the table and they got to work. Only problem is that the beads are all capital letters while the sight words are all lowercase. It caused a few problems but works well for the most part.

Once the sight word was spelled. I strung the beads on some elastic thread. I tied a bead to each end (I found this was the easiest way to secure them)

Now we can use our beads to practice our sight words! I like how the girls can see each individual letter for each word. I left a little space on the elastic thread so we can slide the letters as we spell out the word.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Poster Board

Today I put together a tri-fold poster board with the letters of the alphabet. As we learn our sight words, we will write them under the beginning letter. This way the kids can look at the board to remember the spelling of their sight words and we can use it to practice as well

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Post Its

Write your current sight words on Post It notes. Tell you child to "Go get the word 'am'". Continue getting one word at a time. Play over and over!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Spelling Boxes

Use this link to create a worksheet of your current sight words. Worksheet below has 8 of my daughter's sight words. Using spelling boxes help build phonological awareness by breaking the words into letters/sounds and they teach your child to recognize the number of letters/sounds in the word.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Words I Know

Have you child sort her flashcards into two piles: Words I know and Words I Don't Know
Then practice the "Words I Don't Know" a little extra this week

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Here are some sightword flashcards that also show the finger spelling in ASL. Teaching your child to fingerspell the words is a great way to reinforce the sight words.

Print the flashcards here

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sight word cubes

Toss these 1 5/8" cubes to learn the 36 most common sight words! Read aloud the words that you toss or use them in a sentence for a more challenging activity. Each of the six blue cubes features different sight words. Set of 6.

These sight word cubes are available here for #10.71

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Wheels on the Bus

Sing your sight words!

The Word on the Bus (tune: The Wheels on the Bus)
The word on the bus says ____ (the), ____(the), ____(the)
______(the), _______(the), _______(the)
The word on the bus says ____ (the), ____(the), ____(the)
All through the town

Try printing a school bus from clipart. Write the sight words on the buses.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Star Word Ceiling - You want to have those "Star Words" everywhere in your house. Print the words up on some stars and put them on the ceiling in your child's room. The kids love to lay down and record the words they can read on the Star Word sheet. Lots of fun!

I found this idea here

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

apple bingo

For some fall-time fun, lets play some apple bingo to practice our sight words.

Download and print the apple bingo sheet. Fill out the apples with your current sight words. The picture below has numbers, but you can replace those with words. Using a marker/chip (try some AppleJacks cereal), call out a word. Your child will place the cereal on the correct word.
Once finished, enjoy your AppleJacks as a reward!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Complete a word search on-line today. The words used are:









The word search grid is pretty large. Help your child with this activity.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Concentration game

Print the list of sight words from here. The list includes the sight words:

Use the cards to play a game of concentrations. Print 2 lists. Cut them out and set them up face down in rows and columns. Take turns, turn over 2 cards at a time. If they match, keep the cards. If they are not a match, put them face down in the same stop. Play until all the cards have been matched.