20+ FUN Sight Words for Kindergarten Ideas (2024)

Looking for sight words for kindergarten? I have a list of sight words for you, along with some wonderful activities!

I have a bunch of sight word printables, including many FREEBIES, so make sure to check out the entire article.

Let’s first get started with the sight words for kindergarten!


Sight Words for Kindergarten List

Below I have a free list of sight words for kindergartners.

Along with this PDF file, you will also get sight word flash cards to make practicing these words quick and easy!

Sight words are high-frequency words that kindergarteners should know by the end of the school year. These words are found a lot in written text.

Your kiddos should be able to recognize these words on sight- that’s why they are called sight words!

Start with two or three words until they master them, and then continue with another few words. Keep practicing the previous words along with the new words.

Click HERE for your FREE Sight word list and flashcards

#1: Dinosaur Color by Code

I have such a fun FREE printable that works on sight words for kindergarteners.

Your kids will love to practice sight words by doing these fun coloring pages.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • crayons
  • markers
  • free printable
Click HERE for your free dinosaur sight words color by code

B. Set-up

Print off the sheets you want to practice and grab your coloring supplies!

C. Activity

Have the kids look at the key of the color by code and have them say each word for review.

Then, they will search for each word and color it the correct color according to the key!


#2: Alphabet Soup

Everything is always more fun when you add water! This sight words for kindergarten activity is going to be a HUGE hit.

My favorite part about this activity is that you can use a can to play along! I love being able to recycle and play!

alphabet soup

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • Alphabet Soup Printable- 36 recipes included! 20 alphabet and 16 sight words
  • sensory bin
  • ladle
  • bowl
  • letters
  • water
Click HERE to grab the Alphabet Soup Download

B. Set-up

Take the label off a can and tape on my alphabet soup label! Also, print off my recipe cards!

In a sensory bin, add water and some plastic/foam letters.

C. Activity

Your little ones will look at one of the recipes and scoop the letters that are on the recipes either in the can or in a bowl!

They should say what each letter is before they scoop it out of the water!

Once they are done with one recipe, repeat for another! If you have an older child, they can also practice building sight words!


#3: Build the Sight Word

Using a baking sheet and magnetic letters is a fun and hands-on way to learn.

This sight words for kindergarten activity is a great way to review the words and work on spelling.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • baking sheet
  • magnetic letters
  • FREE sight words mat
  • tape
Click HERE for your free baking sheet sight word cards

B. Set-up

Print off the sight word sheets that you want to practice and grab your letters!

C. Activity

Tape the sight words printable to the baking sheet so it doesn’t slide around.

The kids will use the magnet letters provided to build each sight word. Talk about what the word is before having them build it.

You can adjust this activity to make it easier or harder for kids. For younger children, have the letters needed to build one word available for them to choose from.

The next step would be to lay out the letters for all the words on the sheet out for them to choose from.

The last one is to have all the magnet letters out for the kids to choose from to build each word!

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#4: Building Block Sight Words

One of my favorite learning tricks is to use a dry-erase marker on building blocks. My kids just LOVE to use building blocks.

This is a perfect sight word for kindergarten activity because they can PLAY and learn.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • building blocks like LEGO Duplo or MegaBlox.
  • dry erase marker

B. Set-up

Write the letters of the word that you want the kids to create on a bigger block using a dry-erase marker.

C. Activity

On the smaller blocks, write the letters it would take to build each bigger word.

Then, mix up the letters and have the kids choose which letters they need to build each one and place those blocks on top!

This is an easy and interactive way for kids to learn sight words!

RELATED: Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers


#5: Secret Sight Words Art

This is one of my favorite ways to combine art and learning! This sight words for kindergarten activity is the best!

The kids always love revealing the words.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • markers
  • white crayon
  • free magic sight words printable
Click HERE for your FREE Magic Sight Words Printable

B. Set-up

Write the sight words that you want your child to reveal in white crayon on each line provided.

Make sure to press down hard enough on the white crayon, so it shows up when the kids use the markers.

C. Activity

The kids will use markers to reveal each word! We used a different color for each line.

Once the kids have revealed the full word, have them identify that word! See if they can say each word on the list!

What a fun and interactive way to practice sight words for kindergarten.

RELATED: Alphabet Printables


#6: Dot the Sight Word Printables

I have some free sight words for kindergarten printables for you! This is a fun way to combine art and learning.

This is also a great way for kids to practice differentiation between sight words.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • dot markers
  • free do a dot printables
Click HERE for your FREE Kindergarten Dot Painting Activity

B. Set-up

Print off the words you want to practice. I suggest using one or two a day.

C. Activity

Have the kids identify the word in the middle. They can also color the word in with crayons or markers!

Then, they use will use a dot marker to paint that word only! When they come across a word that is not the one in the middle, have them identify that word as well.

I also have another set of Pre-K freebies available I’ll link those below.

Click HERE for your FREE Pre-K Dot Painting Activity

#7: Dot Sticker Caterpillars

Making dot sticker caterpillars is a fun and colorful way to practice sight words for kindergarten.

This is a great way to also practice spelling and writing!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • dot stickers
  • paper
  • markers

B. Set-up

Write a few words that you want to practice on a sheet of paper. Space them out on paper so there is room to build each word.

C. Activity

Write the letters to create the sight words on dot stickers. Then, the kids will find each letter to complete the word. They will place them in order to create a caterpillar!

Once a word is built, they can create the antenna, smile, and feet for the caterpillar.

You can also not write the letters on the dot stickers. The kids can peel off the number of stickers they need to create the word. Then, they can write the letter on each dot sticker to create the word.

This way, kids can work on their writing skills! Either way, you do this activity, it will be a hit and a threat way to practice sight words for kindergarten.


#8: Spray the Sight Word

Get your kids outside to practice sight words! This spray-the-sight word activity is sure to be a hit.

This is the perfect interactive sight words for kindergarten activity.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • sidewalk chalk
  • squirt gun

B. Set-up

Write the words you want to practice with your child/students outside!

C. Activity

Say a word and have your child use a squirt gun to spray that word with water! They will love this part!

You can also play this game by having the kids go to each word, say it, and then spray it! Either way is fun.

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#9: Magnet Block Sight Word Match

Here’s another fun sight word block activity! This one is using magnet tile blocks. These are our favorite open-ended toys.

There are so many ways to play with magnet blocks! This is a perfect sight words for kindergarten activity.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Write sight words on magnet blocks using chalk markers. It will erase :).

Then, write the same word on another magnet block!

C. Activity

Have the kids identify one of the words and find the match! They will link the two matching sight words together.

Use a wet cloth to erase the chalk marker and dry them off with a dry towel after you do this activity.

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#10: Fishing for Sight Words

This is a really fun and interactive sight words for kindergarten game! Grab my free printable fish to do this activity.

It would make for a great center in a kindergarten classroom or for you to do right at home.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

Click HERE for your free fish sight word cards

B. Set-up

Print off the fish and cut them out! I have them categorized by words of 2,3, and 4.

C. Activity

Add a paper clip to each fish. Then, the kids will use the magnetic fishing pole to find certain words.

You can see the word you want them to find, or they can just pick up a fish with the magnetic pole, and they can say each word!

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#11: Popcorn Sight Words Game

One of my favorite games for teaching sight words for kindergarten is this popcorn game!

We have played this game together as a family, and I have also used the popcorn pieces as flashcards for my son.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • popcorn sight words game

B. Set-up

All you have to do is open the game! The pieces stay inside the popcorn bucket.

C. Activity

One at a time, kids choose a piece of popcorn from the bucket. They say the word on the kernel, and if they get it correct, they get to put it in their pile.

If they don’t get it correct, they have to put it back into the bucket.

If a player gets the POP! card, they have to place all their pieces back into the bucket.

The player that has the most amount of pieces at the end of the game wins. Again, we have used these also just for flash cards and to help teach as well.


#12: Color Word Learning Printables

Some of the color words are on the list of sight words for kindergarteners to know. Some of the color words are for older children.

Overall, this is just a great activity for kindergarten because they review colors, writing, spelling, cutting, and pasting.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • crayons
  • markers
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • free color learning printable pack
Click HERE for your FREE Color Learning Pack

B. Set-up

Print off the colors that you want to work on. I suggest using one or two a day.

C. Activity

The children will identify the color word on the page. They will color in the crayon and the photos that are on the sides of the page.

The kids will trace the color word using a marker or just a pencil works great.

They will write the color word in the blank line to complete the sentence. They can also practice reading the sentence along with you.

Lastly, kids will cut out the letters to make the word and paste them in the correct order in the boxes provided.

RELATED: FREE Writing Printables


#13: Post-it Sight Words

My kids love doing find-it activities. I knew this sight words for kindergarten activity was going to be HUGE hit.

It’s really easy to set up too. Just takes a few minutes! You can do this at home or in the classroom.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Write some sight words on easel paper using colored markers. Leave space between the words so the kids will be able to place Post-Its underneath.

Then, write the matching words on Post-Its and hide them around your house or class.

C. Activity

The kids will find a word on the easel paper, identify the word and then search for that word.

Once they find it, they will place it underneath the word on the easel paper. This process will repeat until all the words are found.

You can play this as a game with another person to see who can find the most words, or it can be an individual game!


#14: Shaving Cream Sight Words

What a fun sensory sight words for kindergarten activity! This is a classic activity that you may have done when you were in school.

I have some good memories of doing this activity in school. It was one of my favorite days!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • foam shaving cream
  • art tray
  • sight word flash cards
Click HERE for your sight word flashcards

B. Set-up

Spray some shaving cream on an art tray and use a spatula to spread it out, or the kids can with their hands. But their hands should be clean when they start.

C. Activity

There are two ways you can do this activity. You can say a sight word, and your child can write it in the shaving cream using their fingers.

Or, you can write the word on a piece of paper, and they can copy it. For younger learners, this is a better option.

Once they make one word, they will spread the shaving cream again to make a new word.

This activity is great for spelling, writing, sight words, and sensory!


#15: Sight Word Parking Lot

This is a simple and fun setup to practice sight words with your kindergartener.

I love adding toys into learning because it automatically makes learning WAY more fun when you involve your kid’s favorite toys.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Create your own sight words parking lot by drawing diagonal lines on either side of the paper like you see above in the photo.

Then, write words that you want to practice inside those lines.

C. Activity

Write the matching sight words on dot stickers and place them on toy cars.

Have your child say one of the words in the parking lot and find the matching car with that word on it. They will drive that car into the correct “parking lot” area.

Keep doing this for each of the cars!


#16: Swat the Sight Word Game

Here is another sight words for kindergarten game for you to try!

This one includes some fun fly swatters and fly sight word cards. We actually have used the fly swatters for some other fun projects!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • Swat the Sight Words game

B. Set-up

Choose the cards you want your child to learn or practice and place them on a flat surface.

The game has the cards color-coded by level so you can see what words the children should practice by their age or their reading level.

C. Activity

The kids will choose a color fly swatter. Say a word, and they will hit the fly sight word card with the swatter.

You can do this game individually or with a group. If you choose to do this in a group, the person who finds the word and swats the fly with the correct word gets to keep it.

Whoever has the most cards at the end wins!


#17: Match the Sight Word Plates

Create your own memory sight words for kindergarten activity! It’s easy and fun.

All you need are some paper plates and a marker!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper plates

B. Set-up

Write sight words on paper plates. You’ll need to write the words twice since it’s a memory game.

C. Activity

Flip all of the plates upside down. Your child will flip one plat over and identify the word. Then, they will flip another plate over to see if it matches.

If it matches, they can remove the matching pair! If it doesn’t, have your child say what word that says.

Then, they will flip both plates back over. They will continue to try to find matches!

Play until all the plates are gone.


#18: Dinosaur Sight Word Game

Here’s another fun sight words for kindergarten game! This one is dinosaur themed!

All of these games from Learning Resources have been a huge hit with my kids when learning sight words.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • STOMP Dinosaur Game

B. Set-up

Place the colored sight word circles on a flat surface that you want your kids to practice.

C. Activity

There are 110 double-sided sight word game pieces to play with!

Say a word and have your kids see who can find it first. They will place their dinosaur on top of the sight word when they find it.

The sight word will stick to the bottom of the dinosaur when it “stomps” on it.

The player with the most amount of sight word cards in their pile wins!

You can also just play this game with one child and see how many they get correct.


#19: Sight Word Twister

Turn a fun game like Twister into a learning game! The kids will love this sight words for kindergarten activity.

It’s really simple to set up, too, and the words can be changed each time you play.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • Twister game
  • Post It’s
  • Sharpie

B. Set-up

Write the words you want the kids to practice on Post-It notes. Place them on each dot of the Twister game.

C. Activity

They will follow the same rules as Twister. One person will take a spin and place either their hand or foot on the color they landed on.

They will read the word before placing their hand or foot there. Then the next person will take their turn and do the same.

Each time they spin, they will read the word before placing their hand or foot on the spot!

If someone falls, they are out of the game, and the last one who is standing wins!

This is a fun learning TWIST on the game of Twister!


#20: Sight Word Soccer

Does your kiddo love sports? This is a great way to implement some learning while playing soccer!

Work on aiming, kicking, and reading skills by doing this fun activity.

sight word soccer

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • soccer ball
  • paper
  • tape
  • marker
  • cones
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B. Set-up

On a sheet of paper, write some sight words and cut them into strips. Tape them onto the cones.

C. Activity

Ask your child to say all the words on the cones in front of them. This way, you know that they know all the words on the cones in case they miss when they are kicking the ball.

After they say all the words, ask them to try to kick the ball at a specific word. Go through this process until they knock down all the cones!

Try to have them use the inside part of their feet so the ball doesn’t go flying. This technique is used when passing the soccer ball to a partner. This will help them be able to aim better!

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#21: Play Dough Buttons

This play dough buttons activity is a fun sensory sight words for kindergarten activity.

The kids will love pressing down the button for each sight word. We have don’t this activity before with the alphabet and CVC words.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • play dough
  • art tray
  • sight word flashcards
Click HERE for your free sight word cards

B. Set-up

Tape some sight word flash cards onto an art tray. Then, roll up a ball of play dough under each flash card.

C. Activity

The kids will read a sight word and press down on the play dough button when they read the word.

They will go through the list of words that you have. If they get the word wrong, roll the ball back up and try again.

You can add new flashcards if you continue this activity.

RELATED: Sensory Activities for Kids


#22: Toilet Paper Roll Sight Words

This is a low-prep sight word for kindergarten activity to set up!

Use a TP roll to practice sight words! This is simple and fun for kids.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Use a Sharpie to write some sight words onto a toilet paper roll or paper towel roll.

C. Activity

On dot stickers, write the matching sight words using a Sharpie.

Then, have the kids peel off the dot stickers and place them on top of the matching sight word on the toilet paper roll.

They should say each sight word before placing the sticker on.


#23: Sight Word Bingo Cards

Here’s a fun way to practice sight words for kindergarten! Play Bingo! This is a fun game you can play with your class in a center or at home.

Grab my free Bingo cards! There are 10 different cards available.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

Sight Words for Kindergarten Bingo Cards

B. Set-up

Print off how many cards you need!

C. Activity

Pass out the bingo cards to the kids. Then, pass out the markers you want to use.

Sometimes, I use candy; other times we use things like mini erasers!

Cut out the sight word flash cards and mix them up. Call out one sight word at a time.

The kids should place their bingo markers on the correct sight word. Play until someone says bingo!

If they have all the words correct, they win that round. Then, you can start again or keep playing to see who gets second.


Final Thoughts and Conclusion

I hope you found some sight words for kindergarten activities that you can use to help teach your child sight words!

These ideas are interactive, which will make learning fun for your kids. Involving items like their favorite toys or arts and crafts will engage them in learning sight words!

Have fun learning and playing!

Deena

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