Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sight Words!! and a Freebie

How many sight words do your kiddos need to learn by the end of the year? 50? 100? Well, we are pushing 180!! So I do as many sight word activities as I can each day to help my littles get their words down.

One of their favorites is I have, Who Has. We play that pretty much every other day. Thank goodness there are SO many versions on TPT to choose from, because I seriously CAN NOT get that game to line up when I make it! LOL

But this week I switched it up and introduced Sight Word Races! This is not my idea. In fact, I have seen so many versions out there, who knows who invented it? But it is genius. My kiddos especially LOVED that one word comes in 1st, another 2nd and then a 3rd. They were begging to keep playing to find out who would be 4th, 5th and 6th. I love firsties!

I chose 6 words that I KNEW they needed to work on  and filled them into each row. Then I gave every kiddo a dice and let them at it! I told them they were the track announcers, so each time they rolled that number they had to announce the "car" (word) that was coming around the track. With all of the announcing and dice dropping it was noisy, but you just cant quiet the "we are ALL on task noisy"...

With sight words on my brain I came across these guys at the Lakeshore Outlet...

Hands-On Sight-Word Cubes...

I have the level one version. I am super excited to match these cubes with some reusable sight word race cards for my word work center.

So, want to do some sight word racing of your own? Just click the pic to get my version of sight word races and have some fun!

Thanks Scrappin Doodles for the cute Gators!

What do you do to help your kiddos learn their sight words? I am ALWAYS on the lookout for new ideas!


Mrs. Cupcake said...

Those sight word cubes look awesome!!
A Cupcake for the Teacher

Laurie Hilton said...


Thanks for the great idea and cute printable! I haven't done Sight Word Races with my kiddos yet. I bet they'll love it! We do "Fix It, Stamp It, Decorate It" with our sight words. They also like to "rainbow write" their sight words.

Laurie MorningSunFirstGrade

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luckeyfrog said...

I need to make some cubes now, too! Thank you for the idea and the freebie!

Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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