Sight Word Builders and Rocks

By this time of the school year, some of my students are bored practicing and learning their sight words, so I’m always looking for fun and creative word work activities for my Kinders. This Sight Word Builders and Rocks Activity is a hands-on, interactive way to practice reading and spelling the Dolch sight words.

How To Use The Sight Word Builders And Rocks Activity:


  • Rocks
  • Paint Pen
  • Sight Word Builder Cards
  • Printer
  • Card Stock or Paper
sight word building

For this activity, I bought rocks at the dollar store and the paint pen at the craft store. If you don’t have a paint pen, you can also use a liquid correction (like White Out) pen.


To prepare this activity, I wrote a letter of the alphabet on each rock using the paint pen. I made two sets of letters for the words that have the same letter more than once.

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While the paint dried, I printed the Sight Word Builder cards on card stock and laminated them for extra durability.

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How To Play:

To begin playing, your students will select a Sight Word Builder card and read the word on the sign that the construction worker is holding. They will then find the rocks to spell the word.

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These Sight Word Builders Card and Rocks are perfect for Kindergarteners but can also be used as an intervention tool for older students. This word work activity is great for literacy centers, small group instruction, or as an enrichment activity for early finishers. You can also add the letter rocks to a sensory bin too. Just add some sand or dirt and construction trucks and tools for a center activity that your students are sure to love.

sight word building

This Sight Word Builders and Rocks Activity can be added to your construction themed unit or a fun word work center throughout the year.

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