The Worth of a Challenge

If you give a child a fish, you feed him for a day.
If you teach a child to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.
But if you teach a child to learn, you feed him for a lifetime
and he doesn't have to just eat fish.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sight Word Palooza!

So are you looking for some fresh ideas to get those new words into your kid's vocabulary? I've got some great ideas here for either little or no cost at all

The very first thing I did was take all the sight words and write them on craft sticks, I got a bag of 100 at Hobby Lobby for about $1. Once that is done you can do a lot of activities to learn the sight words.

1. You draw a stick and make the word using letter tiles. Don't have letter tiles? You can make your own by printing off letters in a large font onto cardstock and laminating them. Want something fancier? You can make some really cool letters here.
2. Sight Word Matching: as simple as that, print the words on flashcards and start making matches.
3. ABC Order: give your child an ABC chart and have them draw ten and put them in ABC order.
4. Sight Word Steps: I used laminated feet and wrote the sight words on them. Then, just read and step. If you make it to the end of the path and you get a prize. Don't have cool feet or want to "create" them? You can go here and they have a game like this in color and black and white ready to print and play.

Other activities we have done that aren't pictured here

This is really the tip of the iceberg of activities from just drawing words and writing them on paper or making sight word bingo, there are a lot of options to make learning these words fun for you child or classroom of kids. These activities can also be used as workboxes or centers.


  1. Thank you so much Sarah for linking at NOBH. I have really enjoyed looking around your blog. You have some very creative ways to homeschool your children. Have a wonderful day.

  2. Hi there, stopping over from NOBH. I love the feet on the floor idea. I might have to try this one out! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!