Sight Word Activities: Find 2 new sight word activities for your literacy centers to keep students engaged. These hands-on activities are perfect for your kindergarten classroom.
I’ve noticed that my students tend to get bored with centers quickly. I have to change them up frequently to keep them interested, and it’s hard to come up with new sight word activities all the time.
I put together these two centers to keep the kindergartners entertained while still learning their sight words and working on some sight word sentences. They can be used all year long. I like to rotate my centers (I will wait a few weeks before putting out the same center again) so that my students don’t get bored of them.
Stack Em Up! Sight Word Activity
I used small red solo cups for this game (you can use the larger red cups, but it will take up more space to store them). These smaller ones are great for individual centers. I wrote a sight word on each cup, and placed 6 cups at each station.
The student stacked the cups to reveal all the sight words. Once they read them all, they were encouraged to write a sight word sentence using one or more sight word on the whiteboard (I got those at the dollar store!).
This is a great reusable center that is different and fun. There is nothing to photocopy, just put out the materials and let the students Stack Em Up!
Sight Word Sentence Bracelets
Students continued practicing sight words and using them in sentences by making bracelets using letter beads. They used regular beads as spaces between the words.
These bracelets are great for students to be able to take home their work and show their families what they are learning without it just being paper and pencil! I also love that it works on fine motor skills too.
More Sight Word Activities
To find more inspiration for your literacy centers, check out these posts:
- Sight Word Laundry Center
- Practicing Sight Words in Kindergarten
- 3 New Sight Word Play-Based Centers
- Easy, Low-Prep Sight Word Activities
Or if you want to know more about how I run centers in my classroom, take a look at My Guide to Kindergarten Centers.
What are your favourite sight word activities or materials? Let me know in the comments!
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