Sight word puzzles. These are a great way to help students practice those necessary sight words in a different format. So many times our students are writing the word, tracing the word, cutting out the letters that make the word, and so on. But how many times have you seen sight word puzzles?
Sight word puzzles are a different way to engage students’ brains. When they work on them in partners or small groups, it encourages cooperation, teamwork, and sharing. When done independently, students really have to focus on their critical thinking, spatial thinking, problem solving, and more.
There are options for pre-primer, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and noun sight words. Complete lists of the words included can be seen below. If you want to save 50%, I recommend grabbing the Sight Word Puzzle BUNDLE.
HOW CAN THESE PUZZLES BE USED?
- Literacy centers, stations, or rotations
- Early or fast finishers
- GATE (gifted and talented education)
- Worksheet alternatives
- Critical thinking skills
- Student, partner, or small group collaboration
- As part of a sight word review activity
The list of pre-primer sight words includes – 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
The list of Kindergarten sight words includes – 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
The list of 1st Grade sight words includes – after, again, an, any, as, ask, by, could, every, fly, from, give, going, had, has, her, him, his, how, just, know, let, live, may, of, old, once, open, over, put, round, some, stop, take, thank, them, then, think, walk, were, when
The list of 2nd Grade sight words includes – always, around, because, been, before, best, both, buy, call, cold, does, don’t, fast, first, five, found, gave, goes, green, its, made, many, off, or, pull, read, right, sing, sit, sleep, tell, their, these, those, upon, us, use, very, wash, which, why, wish, work, would, write, your
The list of 3rd Grade sight words includes – about, better, bring, carry, clean, cut, done, draw, drink, eight, fall, far, full, got, grow, hold, hot, hurt, if, keep, kind, laugh, light, long, much, myself, never, only, own, pick, seven, shall, show, six, small, start, ten, today, together, try, warm
The list of Noun sight words includes – apple, baby, back, ball, bear, bed, bell, bird, birthday, boat, box, boy, bread, brother, cake, car, cat, chair, chicken, children, Christmas, coat, corn, cow, day, dog, doll, door, duck, egg, eye, farm, farmer, father, feet, fire, fish, floor, flower, game, garden, girl, goodbye, grass, ground, hand, head, hill, home, horse, house, kitty, leg, letter, man, men, milk, money, morning, mother, name, nest, night, paper, party, picture, pig, rabbit, rain, ring, robin, Santa Claus, school, seed, sheep, shoe, sister, snow, song, squirrel, stick, street, sun, table, thing, time, top, toy, tree, watch, water, way, wind, window, wood
Remember you can get ALL the sight word puzzles mentioned in this article in THIS bundle.
Once students understand how these puzzles work, I’ve had them BEG me for me. It’s such a fun way to bring sight word puzzles into your elementary classroom or homeschool setting.