Sight word games & alphabet recognition games for kindergarten & first grade for the WIN! These ABC fluency and sight word games are perfect for kindergarten and first grade. This editable game is great for literacy centers! With a variety of themes, this game can be played all year long.
Sight Word Games & Alphabet Recognition Games: Roll, Say, Keep
These sight word games were a hit in my classroom! My students seriously LOVED them! You can use them at the beginning of the year in kindergarten to practice letter fluency. Then, as your students progress you can switch to sight words.
This game is simple, yet exciting for your little learners! It makes a great literacy game center. I think it is important to include activities in your classroom that are just … games. With this resource, students are focusing on practicing the skill and that’s all! “Using game formats encourages students to cooperate with one another, helps them focus, and pay attention, and is motivating and loads of fun!” (Algozzine, B., Campbell, P., & Wang, A.) There is no response sheet to complete. They are just having fun while learning.
With various themes, you can switch out the game board and cards all throughout the year. The students can’t wait to play the “brand new game.” [PSST… it is the same game, the students are just practicing for automaticity.]
The game comes prefilled with 64 sight words, in addition to uppercase and lowercase letters. It is also editable so you can add your own sight word list. I love the idea of adding specific words that you are focusing on. For example, this set was made for long vowel, silent e words.
Mini sight word games
I’ve used these little photos boxes a ton lately and so, of course, I tried it for this game, too! It totally works! If you adjust your printer settings, you can store your games in these. I love how neat and organized it helps me to be! These are also great for students to quickly grab and play if they are an early finisher.
Do you see the “Snowy Day” card below? When that “special card” shows up on the game board, you will know! The students get visibly excited… you might hear a small squeal! Because when a student lands on the “special card” all of their cards go back in the cup and the game continues. I love games that never end for center time… but mostly, I love the level of attention such a game offers.
Click below to check out these fun sight word games!
There is also a math version!
Here are some other posts with ideas for practicing sight words:
- 15 Fun Ideas to Teach Sight Words
- Mastering Sight Words with these Four Centers
- Sight Word Intervention Made Easy!