32 Clever Word Work Centers

Activities for ages 5 to 8.

Clever word work centers make it fun for kids to practice everything from rhyming to word building, sight words, word families, spelling and more.

These motivating word work centers are so entertaining that kids won’t even realize they are learning.

They’re the perfect compliment to our 26 print-and-play (EDITABLE!) word work activities from our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers!

Fun word work centers

32 Clever Word Work Centers

These clever word work centers provide a variety of different ways for readers to work on their skills.

Make your word work centers a fun place for kids with these clever activities for word work! Kids won't even realize they are learning essential skills!

Grab a ladle and flip sight word eggs!

Have a sweet tooth? Bake a batch of sight word cookies.

Build LEGO word families.

Or spin a word family!

Practicing rhyming with a playful round of the Rhyme Slime Game.

Pull out your alphabet magnets and solve some vowel sound puzzles.

Have a cars, planes and trains fan? Print off a batch of free transportation word puzzles.

For some SERIOUS fun, play Squish and Seek Sight Words. (It’s one of my personal favorites!)

Make your word work centers a fun place for kids with these clever activities for word work! Kids won't even realize they are learning essential skills!

Pair children with a classmate for a competitive round of Magic Squares.

Spin a sight word and then write it in playdough.

Play word rocket!

Solve a batch of CVC sound boxes.

Work on compound word puzzles.

For very new readers, make some homemade family word puzzles.

Play Bubblegum Sight Words!

Use clothespins to clip a set of rhyming word peg cards. // You Clever Monkey

Make your word work centers a fun place for kids with these clever activities for word work! Kids won't even realize they are learning essential skills!

Build short vowel words on playdough mats. // This Reading Mama

Solve a batch of Letter matching clip cards. // Schooling a Monkey

Or, for more advanced readers, print off a set of digraph clip cards instead. // You Clever Monkey

Use dice to roll a rhyme. // This Reading Mama

Have some Matchbox car fans? Play Race Car Word Erase! // Growing Book by Book

Make words with playdough. // The Kindergarten Connection

Print off some bottle cap spelling mats. // The Measured Mom

Play a couple rounds of CVC Word Match. // The Kindergarten Connection

Make your word work centers a fun place for kids with these clever activities for word work! Kids won't even realize they are learning essential skills!

Make a CVC Word Bin Game once and then play it over and over again. // The Kindergarten Connection

Feeling crafty? Whip up a set of craft stick sight word puzzles. // This Reading Mama

Or play Sight Word Cup Crash. FUN! // Coffee Cups and Crayons

Print off a set of Say It, Make It, Write It Mats. // You Clever Monkey

Make a word building kit from a metal lunchbox, craft sticks and magnetic letters. // I Heart Crafty Things

For hands-on practice, play Clothespin Word Clip. // How Wee Learn

With just a few simple supplies, you can make a motivating spelling sensory bag! // Scribble Doodle and Draw

And be sure to squeeze in time for Scoop and Spell! // This Reading Mama

EDITABLE Word Work Activities

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