Word Study



Play with Your Words


  • Using double copies of the words, take turns turning over two cards at a time, trying to make a match.
  • Then – Using a highlighter or crayon, help your child find his/her sight words in print (newspaper, magazine etc.).
  • Cut the letters of sight words out of a newspaper or magazine and glue them onto paper.

2. Chalk Word Walk:

  • Use chalk to write out sight words on the sidewalk.
  • Call out a sight word and have your child stand on it.

3. Shaving Cream Words 

  • Write the words in shaving cream, sand, or cornstarch.
  • Ask your child to choose a word and write it using his/her pointer finger.
  • Expert Tip: layer/sprinkle onto a baking sheet.

4.Popsicle Sticks Puzzle:

  • Write 1 letter per popsicle stick to spell out each sight word.
  • Mix up the sticks. Have your child rearrange the sticks to correctly spell their sight words.
  • Expert Tip: Write each word in a different color.


  • Write sight words on popsicle sticks. Write POP! on three sticks.
  • Place them all into a cup. Take turns pulling one stick at a time. If you can read the word you may keep it.
  • If you pull a POP! stick you must put back all of your sticks and player must read the word correctly to keep the match.

6.Go Fish

  • Using double copies of words, pass out all but 5-6 cards.
  • Put these in a pile face down on the table. Look for matches in your set of cards.
  • Take turns asking each other for cards to make matches. The person with the most matches at the end is the winner.



Look for Your Words

  • Sight Word Hunt: Use print such as books, newspapers, and magazines around your home and find your sight words!

Write Your Words

  • Rainbow Write: Write each letter in a different color marker, crayon, or colored pencil.
  • Watercolor Words: Use watercolors or finger paint your sight words.
  • Food Words: Use materials, such as pasta or beans to write out your sight words.
  • Make your own Word Wall. Using a flashlight, shine light onto a word and read it

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