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.
32 Clever Word Work Centers
These clever word work centers provide a variety of different ways for readers to work on their skills.
Grab a ladle and flip sight word eggs!
Have a sweet tooth? Bake a batch of sight word cookies.
Build LEGO word families.
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!)
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.
Use clothespins to clip a set of rhyming word peg cards. // You Clever Monkey
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 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