There are many ways you can make learning sight words fun, so I wanted to bring a few of my favorite ideas your way!
- Trace the word with something fun
You could use cereal, noodles, beads, pom-poms, or anything else small that comes to mind. Write the word jumbo-sized on a sheet of paper, and trace the letters with white glue. Then have your preschooler glue the objects down on top of the letters.
- Rice Tray Writing
This idea is super easy – take a cookie sheet and cover the bottom with a thin layer of rice. Have your child write their sight word in the rice with their finger or an unsharpened pencil if you want them to practice their pencil grip.
- Make a sight word tree
Draw the trunk of a tree on a sheet of paper. Write the current sight word (or already learned words) on a few paper leaves of different sizes, colors, and shapes. Have your child trace the words with a crayon, then glue them around the tree trunk. Voila – a sight word tree!
- Start a sight word rock garden
Take a smooth pebble or river rock and write the sight word on the rock using a permanent marker. Find an area in your yard to place the rock, and whenever you and your preschooler are outside stop and read your sight word rock garden!
- Sight word parking lot
This one’s an oldie but a goodie. Create a parking lot on a sheet of posterboard by drawing lines around the border (about an inch apart). Write the current sight word on one or two of the parking spaces, adding new words as they are learned. Say a sight word and have your child park their car on the word. Or, have them park all the cars and read the words to you as they drive away.
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