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Sight Word Games for Kids

Instructor: Leah Salyer
In the English language, we commonly see the same words used over and over again. These words are called sight words, which are vital to literacy and early learning. Some examples of sight words are do, am, all, at, want and was. Read on to learn about games that will reinforce sight words in a fun way.

Games Using Sight Words

As kids play games with these words and continue to work with them, they will be more likely to retain them and get used to seeing and using them on a regular basis. Some game ideas include:

  • Sight Word Bingo: Create a bingo card of sight words. Call out word names and let students mark their words as they are called out.
  • Go Fish: Create sets of sight word cards where each student has a full set. Split students into groups of two and let them play go fish for sight words.
  • Word Searches: Design a word search using sight words and let the students find all the words using a highlighter or marker.
  • Spelling Out Sight Words with Magnets: Give students letter magnets and a magnet board or allow them to use a chalk board or white board. Read out sight words and let them spell out the words using letter magnets.
  • Memory: Students need two full sets of sight word cards. Have them lay the cards face down on the floor or table and flip them over to find a match.

More Resources

Integrating sight word activities and games into classroom lessons doesn't have to be time consuming. Learn more about strategies, lessons, and games involving sight words and other essential language skills using the teaching tools listed below:

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