Lists of Words
For unit-by-unit lists of our Kindergarten sight words, as well as online practice, visit Mrs. Rosheger's Spelling City page!
Word Ladder (one player and a helper)
Choose 15 sight words and write each on an index card. On poster board or a large piece of paper, draw a 12-step ladder. Give your child something to use as a game token. Turn over cards one at at a time. For each word he or she reads correctly, your child can move their token one step up the ladder. Victory is reaching the top (after reading 12 of the words)!
Concentration (2 or more players)
Pick 15 words. Write each word on two cards for a total of 30 cards. Turn these over in an array and take turns flipping two cards at a time and trying to make a match. Be sure to read each word as you go. When all the cards are taken, the player with the most wins!
Bingo (2 or more players)
Choose 24 sight words and write each on an index card. On paper or card stock, create a Bingo card with a 5 x 5 array for each player. Write the word FREE in the center square. Write one of the selected sight words in each of the remaining boxes. Be sure to vary the location of the words from card to card. Cut out plenty of squares from colored paper to use as markers. Use the deck of index cards to call out one word at a time. Each player covers that word on their card. The first player to cover 5 boxes in a row wins!
Zip Words (one player and a helper)
Speedy readers who can "zip" through their words is the goal of this one! Draw a 2-column chart on a piece of paper. Label one column ZIP and the other UNZIP. Make a set of flash cards with as few as 8 or as many as 30 of the sight words taught so far (or use your child's Sight Word baggies). Take out a word, and let your child see it for one second. Hide it or turn it over and ask your child to tell you what the word was. If your child tells you the word, it goes in the ZIP pile. If not, it goes in the UNZIP pile. When all the words have been shown, tally the number in each pile and record these in the appropriate columns. Play a few more times, challenging your child to increase the ZIP number. Keep the chart, and play again a day or two later. Watch as the numbers on the ZIP side grow!
"Oh No!" (2 or more players)
Write all sight words on small pieces of paper (or use words from Sight Word baggies). Add several pieces of paper that say "Oh no!" Stuff all of these in an empty tissue box. Set a timer for 3 minutes. Take turns pulling out a word. If you can read it, keep it. If you get an "Oh no!", your stash goes back in the box. Whoever has the most words when the timer goes off wins!