Sight words are an important part of teaching students how to read high frequency words or words that don’t have definite rules. While sight words are typically memorized, you can help your students remember faster with fun sight word activities in your classroom. Today, I am going to share 8 low-prep sight word activities for elementary students you need in your classroom.
1: Digital Sight Word Game
If you’re in a hybrid classroom or use literacy centers in your classroom, this Digital Sight Word Game is an amazing resource. This activity comes with 100 sight words including an image guide to help teachers identify the beginning sounds. The words are all from the Fry Sight Word list. This low-prep sight word activity is perfect to start your year.
2: Secret Sight Words
Another great digital sight word activity is Secret Sight Words. This low-prep sight word activity is great for centers, morning work, and for fast finishers. This resource comes with 90 words for preschool to kindergarten students.
3: No-Prep Sight Word Activities
Sometimes digital isn’t a great option for students. This is why these low-prep printable activities are the perfect supplement to them. These activities include a variety of activities that ask students to write and identify the sight word. Because these low-prep sight word activities cover several sight word needs, it is easy to meet the needs of all of your students.
4: Low Prep Color By Code Sight Word Activity
Students love to color which is why this Color By Code Sight Word Activity is a great way to practice sight words! This resource has 12 different coloring sheets and includes 76 different sight words for your students to find. Color by Number is a perfect activity for centers, morning work, or for fast finishers.
5: Sight Word Spinners
Using Sight Word Spinners is a great way to practice a variety of sight words while students work together or independently. With several editable spinners that each have five words on them, students will write, build, or say the sight word they land on. While students can work alone, this is a great collaborative activity especially if you have students who are struggling with sight words.
6: Sight Word Letter Boxes
When students are learning sight words, it is important they learn how to write them and how to spell them. Sight word letter boxes are a great low prep activity for both writing and spelling! Students can trace the letters, cut out the boxes, and then build the letters onto a piece of paper and glue them or on a flat surface and let them “float.” By having students piece the boxes together, they can see and manipulate the word until it is correct.
7: Build Sentences with Low-Prep Sight Word Activities
We tend to think of reading when we work on sight words. However, writing is just as important. This low-prep sight word activity helps your students build sentences with sight words. With this activity, you’ll get 20 sentences your students can build. Plus, there is an extension writing activity you can use to challenge your students.
8: Sight Word Tiny Hunt
This is a fantastic, editable low-prep sight word activity that helps students learn their sight words while having fun. Sight Word Hunt is a fun activity that asks students to use a magnifying glass to find sight words in a picture. There are several response sheets with different options. Plus, there are eight mats that you can edit to add your own words!
Sight words are an important part of learning how to read and write! When students know their sight words, they become stronger readers without having to take extra time to decode high frequency words. Using these low-prep activities in elementary for morning work, fast finishers, and centers For more resources like these, make sure you visit Adventures in Kinder and Beyond.