Sight Words Flash Cards 

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 Sight words flash cards are great tools to help beginning readers learn the essential words they'll encounter over and over again. Use these cards with the many sight word activities you'll find throughout our website.

We've used the Dolch primer and preprimer words for the cards on this page. The words are listed below.

Sight Words Flash Cards 


Print the flash cards onto heavy paper, laminate and cut apart. Or, make your own set of cards by copying these words onto your own index cards.  This set of cards includes all the preprimer and primer words from the Dolch Sight Word List.

Here is a sample of the printable cards. Get all five pages using this link.

How to Use These Sight Words Flash Cards

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  • At first, show your child just one or two cards at time.
  • Say the word clearly, spell it aloud as you point to each letter.
  • Most importantly, use the word in meaningful ways. For example, when talking about the word UP, point up to the ceiling and up to the sky. Move the light switch up, and so on.
  • Emphasize the word UP in your everyday conversations. Show your child the flash card before and after you do these activities. Plant the word, with its meaning, firmly in your child's mind.
  • As you read books together, if you encounter the word UP, pause a moment in your reading and point to the word. Encourage your child to read the word into the story.
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  • Repeat the same activities with more sight words flash cards. Eventually, ask your child to read several in a row as you quiz him/her on a set of 3, 4, or 5 words at time.
  • These Sight Word Games will give you more ideas for practicing sight words in a fun way!

Sight Word List


Here's a list of all the words you'll find in this printable set of flash cards:

Preprimer Words:  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 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

See this helpful list of tips for Teaching Sight Words.

More Sight Word Flash Cards

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More Sight Word Resources

We have many more sight word resources and spelling helps, including these:


Dolch Sight Word List - Nouns for early learners to use in their own stories

Dolch Word List - Printable list of all the Dolch words

Spelling Word Games - A wide variety of games for all levels and ages

Spelling Worksheets - A large assortment provides lots of fun spelling practice!

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

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