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Sight Word Games

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Use these fun sight word games to help your child learn to read and spell!  Some of these games are printable. Other games are playful activities that require little preparation. Why not scroll through the list and try them all?

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As you probably know, early learning success hinges on reading fluency and comprehension. When students stop and stumble over sight words, it's difficult for them to read through entire sentences and paragraphs to understand the sense of the passage. When students know how to spell these crucial words at an early age, they also have a head start on successful writing.

What are Dolch Sight Words? Read this explanation.

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Love the Letters! - Three fun activities for partners using any sight words.

Tic-Tac-Toe Game - A simple, fun format that kids can use over and over with any sight words.

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What's Missing? - Try these games to build reading, spelling and memory skills!

More Activities to Learn Basic Sight Words! - Links to popular sight word lists and activities.

Sight Word Printables - Fun pages on which to practice writing number and color words.

See this helpful list of tips for Teaching Sight Words.

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Clip Count -  Your kids will practice reading number words, counting and spelling in this easy-to-prepare game. What could be better?

Kindergarten sight words and activities Super-simple ways to help kindergarten practice the essentials.

Fun Spelling Worksheets eBook

Be sure to check out my collection of Fun Spelling Worksheets for grades 1 and 2. 

You'll find lots of all-new pages, not on the website, to help boost your first and second graders' spelling and phonics skills!

Color Land - Players follow a colorful game board and spell color words all along the way.

Bingo With Sight Words  - Printable game cards are ready-to-go! From our sister site, Word-Game-World.com.

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Word Lists to Use in Sight Word Games:

Crossword puzzle diagram and happy dog, from our Sight Word Crossword on www.spelling-words-well.com

Try our new Sight Words easy crossword puzzle! Students will complete each sentence with a sight word, then write the sight word again in the puzzle. Fun practice!

Cartoony numbers 1-2-3

Number Spelling Scramble - Students will practice the correct spellings of some tricky number words with this fun page. It's a great way for kids to get in some extra practice with some frequently-misspelled words. 

Let's Play!  Kids can try their skills at unscrambling ten simple, well-known toys. While they're playing around with the letters, they'll get in a little bit of spelling practice, too! 

Author Ann Richmond Fisher

Ann Richmond Fisher is a longtime published educational writer, a former classroom teacher and a former homeschool teacher. Ann's spelling bee resources, graded spelling word lists, spelling games, worksheets, and other language arts resources have become respected around the globe since she launched Spelling-Words-Well in 2010.

Ann is also the creator of www.word-game-world.com.


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Think a Spell brain teaser eBook

Think-A-Spell! A fun collection of brain teasers and spelling challenges. Best for ages 10 to adult. 

AnyWord Spelling Practice eBooks

AnyWord Spelling Practice Series Worksheets, Games and Prompts that work with almost ANY spelling words!

Fun Spelling Worksheets for Grades 1-2

Fun Spelling Worksheets for Grades 1 and 2    50 All-new reproducible pages for early learners!