This playful sight word game is an easy way to add some fun to your literacy centers or word work time.

Kids will love diving for sight words!  And for even more sight word fun, check out our Editable Sight Word Games in our shop!

Getting Ready

This activity was super quick and easy to prep!

I just printed the three pages on cardstock to give them durability. Then, I laminated the Diving for Sight Words page so it could be reusable.  Next, I cut out the ocean friends cards.

Note: You could slide the Diving for Sight Words board in a plastic sleeve instead of laminating.

I grabbed an overhead marker and we were ready to go!

Diving for Sight Words

I gave Middle Sister (preschool) the Diving for Sight Words mat and an overhead marker.

She spread out the ocean friends cards on the table so she could see all of the characters.

First, she chose the crab with “said.”

She read the word and then placed it on the correct spot on the writing mat.

Then she used the overhead marker to write “said” in the rectangle.

Extending the Learning

Big Sister (first grade) already has these words mastered, so she did this activity a little differently.

Just like her sister, she chose a card, read it and put it on the correct spot. This time though, instead of writing the word in the rectangle, she wrote a sentence using the word.

Here she chose the word “one” and wrote, “I have one dog.”

It was such an easy way to extend the activity.

Grab Your Download

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  1. Haji @ Mommy is My Teacher

    Thanks for the great freebie! Another way to use this activity is to use letter tiles to spell out the sight words for the younger crowd who can’t write yet. What a great summer activity!

    1. Hello Haji,

      Thanks so much for the kind words! You are absolutely correct- using letter tiles is a great idea to make this idea, even more, friendlier to younger children!

  2. The download link is not working for me. anyway to get these emailed to me?

    1. Hi Jen,
      Thanks for reaching out. I’m sorry you’re having trouble downloading. We never want that.
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      You can also check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help. If you still can’t get it to work, you can email me at and I will get it to you.
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

  3. The link to the freebie does not work. I have checked my settings for pop-ups and that is not the issue 🙁

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