Sight Word Squares

Mar 25, 2018

Activity for ages 4 to 6.

This sight word game is a perfect example of how a simple activity can be great fun AND learning! It’s guaranteed to bring a smile to kids’ faces during word work time or sight word practice. Just print the game (below) and you’re ready to play!

 

Getting Ready

To prep, I printed the game (below). You can use either the sight word or alphabet sheet, depending on what your students are working on at the moment.

That’s it!

See? I promised it was simple.

Sight Word Squares

Each player picked a sight word to practice during the game. Player One chose “the” and Player Two chose “me”.

Then they picked a different colored marker and started taking turns connecting two dots with a line.

After a few rounds, Player One drew a line that made a square. To claim it, he wrote his sight word in the middle.

The players continued taking turns drawing lines and writing their sight word in the middle of each box they made.

It was exciting to see the strategizing and excitement play out.

 

When all of the squares had been claimed, the children counted up their squares. Since Player Two had the most, she won the game!

So simple, right?!

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10 Comments

  1. Kimira

    Good one. We have used your laminated alphabet cards in so many ways and I can anticipate that this one will be just as useful

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    • Malia

      Yay, Kimira! I’m excited to hear that the alphabet cards are coming in handy. I hope your kids enjoy the Magic Squares too. 🙂

      Reply
  2. Becky

    This very activity was in my “Blog Idea Notebook” to do post about in January! You stinker! Must be a “great mind” thing. 😉

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    • Malia

      Oh my gosh! How funny, Becky. I must have read your mind. 🙂

      Reply
  3. Allison

    Great way to work on sight words! My five year old will love this.

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    • Malia

      Hooray! I’m excited to hear that the Magic Squares are helpful, Allison. I hope that they’ll be a hit with your family too.

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    • Malia

      Thanks Kendall!

      Reply
  4. Linda Villalva

    I having trouble down loading Magic square.

    Reply

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