If you have a beginning reader, you know that sight words are a big part of the early reading process.
Sight words help children gain confidence as they read, and increase a child’s reading speed and comprehension.
Kids learn better when they’re having fun, which is why we love adding different games for kids into our homeschool routine.
Help get your child excited about reading with these fun ways to practice sight words at home.
These sight word games are a fun way to work on early reading skills.
If you have an early reader, chances are they are learning math facts as well. Check out these fun ways to practice math facts for more learning games you can do at home.
Fun Ways to Practice Sight Words
Bottle Cap Sight Word Game — Recycle plastic bottle caps for this fun DIY sight word game. Start with just a few bottle caps and continue to add words to your collection as your child progresses.
Read to the Top — Get your child up and moving with this super simple idea that takes just minutes to set up.
Very Hungry Caterpillar Printable Game — Edit this colorful game with your child’s words for a printable, low-prep game featuring one of the most loved early reading books.
Blast Off Sight Word Game — Outer space fans will be thrilled with this reading game for kids you can make at home.
Dr. Seuss Inspired Reading Game — Dr. Seuss books are always popular with early readers. This game, inspired by his books, is easy to make and fun to play.
Drive to the Sight Word — Get your little vehicle enthusiast excited about reading with this simple idea.
Cup Crash — Mix sight words with all the fun of knocking things over in this simple sight word activity.
Sight Word Black Out — Print out one or all 30 pre-made game boards to practice the most common sight words.
Sight Word Tic-Tac-Toe — Young children love playing tic-tac-toe. Turn that favorite game into a sight word activity.
Sidewalk Chalk Reading Game — Take the learing outside! Grab the sidewalk chalk and practice those words in the driveway or on the sidewalk.
Sight Word Bang — Discover how you can use noise makers in a simple sight word game outside.
Sight Word Smack — Get your child up and moving while they work on their reading skills.
Sight Words Dominoes — Use a classic kids game to practice reading.
Sight Words in Sand — Incorporate different sensory materials, like sand or shaving cream into learning.
Contractions with Plastic Eggs — Those plastic Easter eggs can do more than just hold candy. Use a few to practice reading contractions.
Sight Word Zap — Discover a fun sight word activity that uses craft sticks.
Snowy Sight Words — Mix sensory play and learning together in this activity. This one is perfect for winter time.
Word Ball Toss — Have a kinesthetic learner at home? Get them up and moving while working on their sight words with this fun activity.
Nerf Gun Sight Word Shoot — Have Nerf guns at home? Use them to get your child laughing and learning for hours.
Sight Word Pop. — No one can resist popping bubble wrap! Save those over-sized packing bubbles to make learning to read more fun.
Help your child become a better reader by trying out a few of these fun ways to practice sight words at home this week.
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Originally published February 7, 2016.