When choosing sight word activities, you want to be sure that they are engaging enough for kindergarten kids. These Common Core Sight Words Worksheets aren’t your average practice activities, add these to your centers in kindergarten, especially if there are ESL students practising their new sight words.
Sight words are the most frequently used words in the English language.
They are often called high-frequency words and they are very important for children to learn.
Sight word activities help children learn these words and their meanings.
This article will explore 5 of the best common core kindergarten sight word activities, how they can be used to teach kids, and what benefits they offer.
What are Common Core Kindergarten Sight Words?
Sight words are a series of high-frequency words that children need to learn to read.
Children learn sight words by reading them over and over again.
Looking for some Sight Word Sentences Worksheets? I created these booklets specifically to help ESL students as well as mainstream students learn how to read sight words in context.
Pick up your free ‘tab book readers’ in this post: sight word tab readers.
There are many activities that can be done with sight word flash cards, but one of the most popular is “I Spy.”
“I Spy” is a game where the person who chooses the word hides it in a sentence and the other players have to guess what it is.
This game helps children remember the sight word because they have to think about what they’re reading before they read it.
What are the common core kindergarten sight words?
all, am, are, at, ate, be, black, brown, but, came, did, do, eat, four, get, good, have, he, into, like, must, new, no, now, on, our, out, please, pretty, ran, ride, saw, say, she, so, soon, that, there, they, this, too, under, want, was, well, went, what, white, who, will, with, yes.
Sight words are the most common words that a child will encounter in a day. They are the words that do not need to be sounded out, but instead can be recognized by sight.
Some of the best free printable kindergarten sight word worksheets you might like:
- Dot Marker Reading Sight Words for ESL Students – Fun FREE Dab a Dot Worksheet
- Q-tip Painting Sight Words A Fine Motor Activity
- Winter Free Sight Word Worksheets – Sight Word Reading and Writing Fluency!
In order for children to learn these sight words, they must be exposed to them on an ongoing basis.
There are many ways in which parents and teachers can help their children with this process.
One way is by using flash cards with pictures of the word and the word written on it.
Another way is through reading books with sight words or having your child read books with sight words aloud.
There are also games that you can play which will help your child learn these important skills.
There are many benefits to teaching your child these skills before they enter school, such as being able to recognize these words
Common Core Kindergarten Sight Words Activities
The first printable activity I’d like to feature is this printable cut and paste picture puzzles worksheets.
Firstly, these puzzles are created in a set bundle of math and ABC match printables. I wanted to test these out with sight words, and they worked like magic!
Kids love puzzles, I’m not sure why! Maybe it’s the challenge of figuring out the picture puzzle at the end.
Kids would love working out the picture puzzles in these worksheets.
Would they also love reading the sight words and matching them? Probably not, but we did create a game for them to enjoy using them right?! 😉
How to use these puzzles?
Print out the set you want to use with your class, have them read the sight words in the boxes, then cut out the picture puzzle (there are black and white versions of it too), and read the sight words and paste them onto the empty squares.
There are 2 different versions of each set of the four puzzles. They are shuffled around, so that each student will get a different puzzle – so much fun!
Grab your printable set at the end of this post!
The second printable common core kindergarten sight word activity I’d like to feature is Q-tip painting sight word templates! Do you students love to Q-tip paint?
These double as a fine motor / pincer grasp activity too which is perfect for those little developing hand and finger muscles.
Pick up your free printable pack of sight words from the post right here: Q-tip Paint Sight Word Worksheets.
The third printable worksheet I’d like to feature is this cut and paste build an owl sight word printable booklets.
These double as crafts that the students can also do for an early finisher activity.
The best part about these printable sight word worksheets is that they can be decorated and pasted into their notebooks!
Pick up your free copy from the post here: Sight Word Owl Crafts.
I love finding new sight word games and activities to use whether it’s at school or at home, check out these fun ways to practice sight words at home from Homeschooling 4 Him.
Easy kindergarten sight word games
Sight words are the most common words in the English language. They are often used by children in their first years of learning to read and write.
There are many sight word games for kids that you can find online.
But, there is no need to go online and search for a game when you can make one yourself!
Here is a list of five games that you can make at home:
1) Sight Word Scramble
2) Alphabet Soup
3) Memory Sight Word Game
4) Sight Word Bingo
5) Sight Words Matching Game
Sight words are important to learn because they are the most common words in the English language.
Sight words are also important because they provide the foundation for children to learn how to read and write.
One fun way that parents can help teach their child sight words is by playing a game of sight word bingo or go fish with them.
You can find easy ways to incorporate flash cards to help your students learn their new sight words, or play the games above for more practice!
Download your Common Core Kindergarten Sight Words Activity Puzzles
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