Sight words are a HUGE part of any kindergarten curriculum. Every year I'm constantly looking for new ways to teach sight words. Here are a few of my favorites!
Beading Sight Words
Using pipe cleaners and letter beads are a fun way to students to review sight words while strengthening fine motor skills. Sometimes if a student is really struggling to learn a particular word, we make a sight word bracelet out of these beads and we review the word throughout the day.
I found the beads pictures at a Dollar Tree just the other day, but you can find them at any craft store. I'm still on the hunt for lowercase letter beads.
Spin and Record Games
Finding new ways to practice sight words help children learn sight words. Also, these activities make students look more critically at each word and can strengthen math skills!
Sight Word Reference PostersProviding visual cues around the room can help students identify difficult sight words. Some examples include; the nut of 'what', the star of 'are', etc. You can download posters HERE (for free of course! :).
Painting Sight Words
Every student loves to paint! In this picture, students are making sight word posters for the unit. Each unit students make a poster with each sight word and hang them up in their rooms at home! Some parents have told me that they have their child read each word before bed.