Practicing Sight Word in Kindergarten with a Freebie!

Hands-on, fun sight word practice for kindergarten literacy centers. Use these writing activities to reinforce sight word recognition and spelling.

One of the things I struggle the most with in our play-based kindergarten program is getting students to practice their sight words. We have plenty of different ways that our students can build, play with and explore sight words in our classroom, but I still want to them to practice writing their sight words too. I don’t feel comfortable sending our littles to grade 1 with no real writing practice.

So our program has a happy mix of the two- we provide plenty of open-ended, play-based and fun literacy opportunities in our classroom. We also have choices available for students where they can use pencils and other materials to write and make their sight words. These tend to actually be some of our most popular centers because our students love being able to write and we encourage them to try, to make mistakes and to practice.

Here are the sight word activities that we use in our classroom to keep our students engaged and having fun while still working on sight words! What do you use in your classroom to practice sight words?

Rainbow Writing

Hands-on, fun sight word practice for kindergarten literacy centers. Use these writing activities to reinforce sight word recognition and spelling.

This is one of the most favourite activities for our students. They love using markers or crayons to trace over the sight words, and they get to learn colour words at the same time. They also can practice writing the sight word, or use it in a sentence.

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Stamping Sight Words

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Students love to do anything that has anything to do with stamps. They are able to make the sight words with the stamps, then we encourage them to practicing writing the sight word, or to make a sentence with the word in it.

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Dotting Sight Words

Hands-on, fun sight word practice for kindergarten literacy centers. Use these writing activities to reinforce sight word recognition and spelling.

Another way we have been practicing our sight words is by using Q-Tips dipped in paint. We encourage our students to practice writing the sight word first, then using the paint so they don’t get paint on themselves.

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Want to practice using these sight word sheets? Grab this free sample pack for the sight word ‘the’ so you can see if your students enjoy it too!

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If you want to grab all these activities in one, they come in a bundle so you can save some money:

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