Sight Word Games: Two Favorites

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Sight Word Games: Two Favorites

Activity for ages 4-6.

As a kindergarten teacher, I was always on the lookout for fun sight word games to play with my students. I knew that memorizing those common words would help my kids read more fluently, but I also knew that all of that learning was going to take plenty of practice. Might as well make the hard work fun, right?!  That’s why I’m excited to pass along two fun-filled sight word games to all of you.


UPDATE: An editable copy of these games {plus 13 others!!} can now be purchased here.

Awesome freebie! 2 super fun sight word games.

Gumball Machine and Egg Flip teach children to recognize 24 high frequency words – the most commonly used words in written English. For teachers, the printables are perfect to use as literacy stations or centers. For parents, they’re a fun way to reinforce what your kids are learning at school.


Download your own copy of the freebie {including easy to follow directions} and then hop over to check out our best selling 15 Editable Sight Word Games. 



About Malia Hollowell

Malia is a National Board Certified elementary teacher turned stay at home mama to three young kids {4, 2.5 and 5 months}. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Education {go Stanford!} and spent seven years teaching in a classroom. Since starting Playdough to Plato in 2012, her ideas have been featured in Parenting Magazine, Pinterest's Top Educational Pins and Kiwi Crate.


  1. I was just wondering about Plato Academy. My son is going into grade 1 and is struggling with learning to read. Is this a program you would recommend for his age and is it something I could do along with him being in school, or is that too much? Thank you!

  2. Hi Kelly,

    Because every child is different, I’ll give you some background on Plato Academy to help you determine if it’s a good fit for your son. :)

    The program was designed for beginning readers who recognize the names and sounds of a few letters. Kids learn pre reading skills including breaking words into parts, rhyming, etc. and then move on to mastering all of the letter sounds. Once their letter sounds are solid, they begin putting those sounds together to make words and then start memorizing sight words – those common words kids will see over and over again like {the, and, as, of, etc.}

    I encourage parents to move through the program at a pace that’s comfortable for their children so you’d be able to complete the activities along with his schooling. You have lifetime access to all of the activities so you can always take a break during busy times of the year and start up again when the timing is right.

    I hope that helps you make your decision. Please let me know if I can help further.

    Talk to you soon,


  3. Love your game ideas! Thanks so much for sharing at After School.

  4. Thanks for stopping by, Anna! I’m a big fan of The Measured Mom so I’m excited that you like the sight words. :)

  5. I love your two games, thanks so much for posting them for free!

  6. You’re welcome, Susan! I’m excited that you’re a fan of the freebies.

  7. Thank you for these two cute games. I know my kinder-bears will love using them and I will be so happy to have assessments to go with them.


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