Practicing sight words at home doesn’t have to be boring! I am going to share 5 easy, fun ways for at home sight word practice with stuff you probably have around the house! If you are in need of sight word worksheets, click here.
Sight Word Vanish
Sight Word Vanish involves sidewalk chalk and a spray bottle. Write sight words on the porch or sidewalk. Fill up a spray bottle with water. Then, have your student run to a word, read it, and then spray it. If they aren’t sure of the word, help them out, but don’t have them spray it. Then, have them run to another word and repeat. You can actually play this with any skill. My three year old plays this game with letters.
Hiding Sight Words
Write sight words on index cards or slips of paper. Then, get 3 bowls or pots out of your kitchen cabinet. Hide a sight word card underneath one and switch them all around. Have your child guess where the sight word is. Once they find it, have them read the word. Then, repeat!
For this activity, you need post-its and a pen to write with. If you don’t have post-its, then cut up some paper post-it size and use tape as the sticky part. Write one sight word per post-it. I personally wouldn’t use more than ten words. Hang them around the room. Have your child walk around the room to find them. Once they find one, they have to read the word. After reading it, have them put all the post-its in a designated spot. I usually use our small child easel, but you could use the refrigerator, a blank wall, the closet door, etc.
Find an object that your child could use to spell words. Some objects could be: legos, play dough, uncooked pasta (penne, rotini, etc.), buttons, pipe cleaners, play cars, spoons, straws, etc. Provide your child with some sight word cards (this could just be sight words you write on index cards or pieces of paper). Have your child read the word and then spell it using the material.
This one requires a little more prep, but kids really love it. You can use solo cups or plastic cups you have at home. Tape a sight word card to each cup (I would start with just 3 cups at a time). Stack the cups like a pyramid. Have your child read the 3 words. After they read them, they can roll a ball into the cups to knock them over like they’re bowling.
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