Sight words introduced so far: the a see I by my to am at go is man no can and you an has it he ran she did in put me sits with big good his very got here of on are lot not was
FUN WAYS TO PRACTICE SIGHT WORDS AT HOME
- Word of the Day: tape one or two words written on an index card next to the front door, as EVERYONE in the family leaves or enters the house…..ask them to touch the word and yell it out.
- Jump to Read: write the words your child is practicing in chalk outside, spend five to ten minutes a day jumping from word to word and calling them out.
- Eat the Words: write this weeks' sight words in whipped cream or frosting, eat one word treat a day (after reading it of course).
- Spell Them Out: Use alphabet pasta (dry) to spell out each word (glue them onto a piece of cardstock for future practicing).
- Concentration: Play concentration with matching sets of sight word cards.
- Bath Time: Write words in the bathtub with bath crayons.
- Shaving Cream: Spread shaving cream onto a plastic tray and write the words with your finger
- Tic Tac Toe: Play tic tac toe (using two sight words instead of x and o).
- Magnets: Build sight words each day with letter magnets on the fridge.
- Sight Word Search: Hide two or three sight words around the house (written on a post it). Have your child find them (each day hide them in a new place).
- Note of the Day: Each day write your child a short note (1-3 sentences). Include the words they are practicing. Ask them to circle those words in crayon(bonus points for letting them use their favorite color).
- Use alphabet cookie cutters and playdough to spell out the words.
- Put letters onto a set of legos and BUILD the words.
- Catch: Use a sharpie to write each word from your child's current set on different parts of a beach ball. Toss the ball back and forth, yelling out the words that face up each time.
- Roll the Die: Create a set of die (large size) with a word on each face. Roll and read.
- Memory: create pairs of sight words and play memory.
- Sight Word Detective: look for focus words in your favorite story each night.