Penguin Sight Word Game

Activity for ages 5 to 8.

I love turning boring old sight word practice into addictive fun for kids and this simple penguin sight word game does just that. Just type your words onto the board and hit “print”. You instantly have a ready to play literacy center, word work activity or homeschool game.

P.S. Be sure to grab our best selling Editable Sight Word Games too!

Getting Ready

To prep, I simply typed in Middle Brother’s (age 5) sight word list onto the board by clicking each box. Then I printed it onto cardstock to give it extra durability.

I grabbed a die and a couple of buttons to use as playing pieces. Viola! We were ready to go.

Penguin Race

The rules of the game were just as simple as the prep.

Middle Brother rolled the die and moved his playing piece that many spaces. Since his first roll was a two, he moved just two spots.

Then he read and spelled the word out loud.

(Although Middle Brother wasn’t ready for the extra challenge, kids could also write the word down on their record sheet.)

He rolled again, moved his piece, read the word out loud and then spelled it…

One roll after the next, he raced his way to the finish line.

Each time he landed on a fish, he lost a turn – penguins are slow fishermen after all! 😉

Grab Your Copy

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11 Comments

  1. Devany

    This is perfect for my son who is working on sight words! So cute!

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  2. Tonya

    What do you do when you land on a fish?

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    • Malia Hollowell

      Eeps! I love that step off, Tonya! My apologies. Each time kids land on a fish, they lose a turn – penguins are slow fishermen after all!

      Reply
  3. Anna

    This opens in a PDF and I can’t seem to edit the words. Please let me know what I am doing wrong. Thank you for a wonderful resource!

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    • Kimberleigh

      Hello Anna,
      Thanks so much for reaching out. I am happy to help. Please make sure you have the most recent version of Adobe Reader Other, it is free and available here: https://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/
      Once it’s downloaded try downloading the game again and it will be editable.
      Warmly,
      Kimberleigh

      Reply
  4. Shannon

    I needed this game today. Thank you! However, when I change the word in one box it changes it in another box as well so I can’t fit all 16 of my sight words onto one game. Seems that some of the boxes are connected and have to stay the same word which is annoying especially when you don’t know which box is connected to which box and you change a word and it changes all over the board. Any way to fix that?

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    • Kimberleigh

      Hello Shannon,
      Thank you so much for reaching out. I am happy to help.
      Please make sure that you have the most recent version of Adobe Reader Other downloaded onto your computer.
      It is free and available here: https://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/
      I hope this helps!
      Warmly,
      Kimberleigh // Happiness Ambassador

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      • Shannon

        I do have the latest version of Adobe – I just checked. The problem is, when I type a word into the first box by start, it automatically changes the word in the 11th box so they always have to be the same word. This limits how many words you can add to the game because some of the boxes are connected.

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        • Kimberleigh

          Hello Shannon,
          You’re correct! The repetition is set up to help kids work on spelling and recognizing the sight word.
          We currently can’t change the game board. But I will put it on the wish list!
          Warmly,
          Kimberleigh

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  5. Kristen

    It seems to get stuck downloading. I have been able to download things from you before. However it won’t go away from the screen where I type in my name and email.

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    • Kimberleigh

      Hello Kristen!
      Thanks for reaching out, it sounds like you might have a block on your computer, this can be fixed by going to your computer settings and allowing popups from our site.
      I hope this helps! – Kimberleigh

      Reply

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