Sight Word Squares

This sight word game is a must-try! Students will love playing it and YOU’LL love the easy prep.

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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! We were ready to play.

(See? I promised it was simple.)

Sight Word Squares

Each player picked a sight word to practice during the sight word 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 during this unique sight word game.

When all of the squares had been claimed, the children counted up the ones they’d claimed.

And since Player Two had the most, she won the game!

So simple, yet super motivating!

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  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

    • 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. 🙂

  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. 😉

    • Malia

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

  3. Allison

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

    • 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.

  4. Linda Villalva

    I having trouble down loading Magic square.



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