This fun, hands-on sight word game helps kids memorize common words so that they can increase their reading fluency. This sight word game is easy to set up and great for building  a new reader’s confidence.

It’s the perfect complement to our super popular EDITABLE Sight Word Games.

Sight Word Game: Sight Word Pancakes

Getting Ready

Before my son could play, I needed to gather a few supplies:

  • Brown construction paper
  • Scissors
  • A black marker
  • A circular stencil {I used the rim of my youngest son’s sippy cup.)
  • A spatula
I laid the brown paper on a flat surface and used my marker and stencil to trace circles.  If your child is just beginning to learn sight words, you will need 5 or 6 circles. If your child already knows a big group of sight words, trace about 20 pancakes.
Sight Word Pancakes. {Playdough to Plato}
I wrote one sight word in the middle of each circle.  Many teachers teach the most common English words kids will see in print first. The top 20 words on that list are: a, I, it, the, and, in, of, to, he, is, that, was, look, you, said, for, up, go, we, play.
Sight Word Pancakes. {Playdough to Plato}

If your child is new to memorizing sight words, you’ll want to pick 5-6 to work on so that she doesn’t feel overwhelmed. If your child already knows many sight words, choose the entire list of 20 words.

I cut out the pancake circles, spread them out on a flat surface and grabbed a spatula.

Sight Word Pancakes

Then it was time for the fun! I handed my son the spatula and called out a sight word.  He eagerly flipped over the pancake showing that word. We continued reading and flipping until all of the pancakes were face down.

Sight Word Game: Sight Word Pancakes

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