If you’ve got a little one in preschool or kindergarten through second grade, then you know the struggle with teaching sight words. I’m always trying to come up with new and creative ways to try and reduce the repetitiveness of teaching sight words to my very non-interested 5-year-old. Flashcards are great, and in a pinch, I might fall back on them, but I try not to rely on them. I like to incorporate as many hands-on and creative learning when it comes to sight words, which is why this activity, Sight Word Practice with Magnetic Letters, is one of my favorites.
I have found that incorporating as many colorful, creative, and interactive hands-on play is the best way my preschooler learns new things. With the beginning of the school year right around the corner, we’re about to go heavy on sight word practice/play.
The simple idea behind learning sight words is for your child or student to be able to recognize a word and know it without sounding it out. Knowing sight words help build speed and fluency when it comes to learning how to read. There are collections of sight words for different grade levels. They are all frequently used words that a child will use to help build a vocabulary. Sight words and phonics are the building blocks for early reading skills.
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Check out the list below of preschool sight words along with our free printable for this fun activity —Sight Word Practice with Magnetic Letters.
- Print our FREE Sight Word Practice with Magnetic Letters worksheet.
- On the left side, write in the sight words you’d like your little one to practice. I used colorful markers.
- Place your worksheet on the cookie sheet.
- Next, empty out the magnetic letters onto your workspace.
- Going over each sight word aloud, ask your little one to spell out the word using the magnetic letters. Place them in the right column of the worksheet.
*Optional- color coordinate the magnetic letters when you write your practice words so your little one can spell out the word exactly as you write it. This takes a bit of preplanning on your part but it makes the task more challenging.
Pre-K Sight Words
Click below for your free printable.
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What are some of your favorite ways to practice sight words? If you like this activity, please share and pin!
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Meagan is in her mid-thirties and has been married for almost 10 years. She is a proud boy mom, happily navigating her way through the toddler years. She met her husband 20 years ago in high school; they got married 10 years later after graduating from the University of South Florida. Meagan currently helps run a family business with her parents and sister, while blogging about her life and taking care of her three-year-old son full time (at work)!
When she isn’t chasing her son around and constantly picking up Matchbox cars, she enjoys spending time with her family on a beach anywhere. She also loves decorating and organizing her home, delving into fun DIY projects, bargain shopping, and eating at unique restaurants. She also loves Barbecue anything and a good show or movie on Netflix.