Kindergarten Sight Words and Activities

smiling kindergarten boyUse these kindergarten sight words to strengthen early learners' reading, writing and spelling skills. When student can master these simple words as early as kindergarten, they'll be off to a great start with their language skill-building!

The words listed below are thas preprimer and primer words from the Dolch sight word list.

Preprimer Sight Words:

box of crayons

a, and, away, big, blue, can, come, down, find, for, funny, go, help, here, I, in, is, it, jump, little, look, make, me, my, not, one, play, red, run, said, see, the, three, to, two, up, we, where, yellow, you

Primer 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

Kindergarten Sight Word Activities:

1. Use our Kindergarten Sight Words Flash cards to practice these words.
Make several sets of cards. Assign pairs of students to quiz each other on just 5-10 words at a time. 

2. Play Same or Different

Show students two words and ask, "Are these the same or different?"  
Examples:   the - they    same - some

Here's a worksheet example, using sight words at the pre-primer through first grade level. Get your printable version here.

Kindergarten sight word worksheet

If you enjoyed the "Same Thing?" worksheet, I encourage you to consider purchasing my Fun Spelling Worksheets for Grades 1-2. Your best kindergarteners will be able to do many of the pages. With this resource, you'll have 50 new worksheets at your fingertips with which to challenge them!

3. Give students spelling practice with these frequently-used words.

someone starting to write on a chalkboardWrite a few words on the board, omitting one letter. Ask students to copy the words correctly on paper or come to the board and supply the missing letters.
Examples:  a _ a y       f _ n d       w _ e r e

Use scrambled word exercises in the same way on the board, with magnetic letters or with Scrabble tiles:
Examples:  r b w n o        n o s o      y t e h

4. Try more sight word activities as your students progress throughout the year. I've also set up a Sight Words products store on Amazon where you can find a wide variety of resources.

Additional Resources:

We also recommend this set of over 300 fun online learning games  offered by one of our affiliates.

Remember, there are many, many ways for early learners to practice kindergarten sight words. Be sure to try lots of them!


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