sight word activities for kinder

Sight word activities are something that we try to incorporate into our Kinder classrooms every day, but it can be a task that quickly becomes a chore. If you want to spice up your sight word activities, particularly if you run sight word stations as part of your literacy activities, then you’ll love some of these great ideas. If you are lucky enough to have a parent volunteer, then these sight word activities will be perfect for them to help with, especially as having an extra adult there to reinforce the correct words is a huge help.

These activities are a great addition to Jennifer’s Sight Words in 3 Steps method that is so popular. The sight word  activities can also be easily adapted for use with learning CVC words and other spelling words, or made easier and used for recognizing letters of the alphabet or numbers.

  1. Sight Word Scrub
    Danya Banya has come up with a wonderful activity if you have access to an outdoor area during your station time. You can find all of the details here.
  2.  Play Dough Writing
    This play dough writing activity from Fantastic Fun and Learning is easy to set up and can easily be used each day. It would also make a great activity to recommend to parents for practicing sight words at home.  See the full activity instructions here.
  3. Say It, Make it, Write It Cards
    I have been a fan of these cards from You Clever Monkey for a long time, and I am constantly asked where I get them from. The great news is that you can download them free here.  I love that there are so many different ways to use these cards, so it’s a definitely a valuable free resource.
  4.  Finding Dory Sensory Sight Word Bag
     All of the kids LOVE this activity from The Educator’s Spin on It, and it’s one that is really easy to make. The feature I love the most is that it’s really quick and easy to change the sight words so the one resource can be used over and over again. Grab the instructions for this sight word sensory bag here.sight word activities for kinder
  5. Airplane Sight Word Play 
    While this amazing activity from Adventures of Adam definitely takes more time to set up than some of the other ones, I guarantee that it will be a hit. The beauty of it is that once you set it up at the beginning of the week, it can be used every day without having to add anything to it. After you’re done, it also make a great sensory play activity. See how to make this great plane sigh word center here. 
  6. Stamping Sight Words
    Simple Fun for Kids show us how she uses letter stamps as a great sight word station. This sight word activity is great for independent work, and you can find the full instructions here.
  7. Sight Word High Five
    This is a great gross motor sight word activity from School Time Snippets. It’s also a great one to suggest for parents to set up at home (and not too tricky to set up). See how to set up Sight Word High Five here.
  8.  Shark Sight Word Water Fun 
    This activity from Growing Book by Book is great to combine with a shark or underwater theme week. This activity is based off the Shark in the Park book, but would work well with any shark themed story. The addition of the water makes it extra fun! Find out all you need to know about how to set up this shark sight word game here. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed these great sight word activities. If you have any others that you love, we’d love you to tell us about them in the comments below.