Activity for ages 5 to 8.
A pirate themed sight word game?! Yes, please matey! This playful activity is great to use as a literacy center, word work activity or sight word game. And, because it’s editable, kids can practice any words under the sun – making it so easy to differentiate!
To prep the game, I typed the sight words onto the game once. They automatically loaded into the correct spot throughout the entire activity. I love time savers, don’t you?!
After printing everything, I cut apart the playing cards and grabbed a playing token for each player and a die for the group.
Note: I used playing pieces from our Trouble board game but you could use coins, math counters, rainbow bears… anything!
Pirate Sight Word Game
Big Brother (age 7) has his sight words down cold but Middle Brother (age 5) is just beginning to memorize them so I knew that he would need a little help reading and spelling along the way.
Big Brother rolled first. A four!
He placed his playing piece on the start line and counted four spots.
Then he read and spelled the word out loud, “Him. H-I-M.”
Middle Brother (age 5) was up next. He rolled the die, moved his playing piece and, with help, read and then spelled “her” out loud.
The boys continued rolling, reading and spelling as they raced toward the pirate ship that was waiting for them at the finish line.
When they landed at the tail of an arrow, they slid to the space where it was pointing.
When they landed on a picture, they flipped over a playing card, read and spelled it out loud, and then moved their playing piece to the closest space with the matching word.
Super motivating and fast paced.
Although I didn’t have Big Brother do it this time around, I included a record sheet students can use to get practice writing the words too.
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