Pre-K Sight Words

Sight Words help promote reading speed, fluency and comprehension. Children will be able to focus on deciphering the meaning of only the new words. There are a lot of fun ways to teach Pre-K Sight Words.

In my class, I integrate the Pre-K Sight Words into the monthly themes, but I have also made 5 Sight Word only packs. These are to ensure that they all know those sight words like the back of their hands!

I use each pack over a period of 4 weeks during our Phonics block (about 30mins long). Each pack includes an Emergent Reader, Center Games and Worksheets.

Pre-K Sight Words Packs

Click on the images below to download each pack! Scroll down to see detailed explanations for each center game.

Set 1: Go, Go, Go!

Set 1 Sight Words: yellow, blue, red, go, see, up, down, look

Pre-K Sight Words
Sight Words Set 1: Go, Go, Go!

Activity 1: Go, Go, Go! Emergent Reader

Print out and assemble the emergent reader (one per child). Read the story to the children first and then hand out the readers. Ask the children to read the book with you. Don’t forget to ask them to put their fingers on each word as you read the sentences. Write all the sight words on the whiteboard or stick the word cards somewhere everyone can see it.

Now ask the children to look for each sight word in their book and to color these. So for example, everyone has to find the word ‘look’ on every page and color it green. Do this for all the sight words. When they are done, the children can color the pictures and then read the books back to the teachers individually.

Activity 2: Pocket Chart sentences

Write the sentences on the whiteboard and hand out the words from the pocket chart sentences to the children. Read the sentences on the board (don’t forget to put your finger under each word as you read it). The children look at the words in their hands, and if it matches the word on the board, they come to the front and stick their word over the word on the whiteboard.

Pocket Chart Sentences

Activity 3: Roll, Read & Write! Center

In this center, the children will roll a dice and look at the words on their recording sheet and the picture of the dice next to it. They have to find the word that has the same number that they just threw on the dice, and write the word down. The children can continue until they have written all the words, or until one word reaches the bottom of the recording sheet.

Activity 4: Build a Rocket!

After you laminated and cut out the rocket pieces with the words on, give these to the children. Hand out the ‘Build a Rocket’ Dice information sheet and the A4 sheet with the picture of the rocket on it.

The children then take turns to throw the dice (in a clockwise direction). They look at the number on the dice and the word next to it, and see if they have a piece of the rocket with that word on it. If they do, they place it on the rocket, and if they don’t the next child throws the dice. The winner is the first child who has no pieces left.

Activity 5: Shape Hunt Write the Room Center

Cut out and laminate the sight word shapes. During Center time, place these all over the room. Ask the children to find the words, look at the shapes they are on, and then to record the word on the shape next to the correct shape on their recording sheets.

Activity 6: Spin, Read & Write! Center

Assemble the spinner and during center time, children take turns to spin the arrow. They look at the word, then write the word under the correct column. They can continue until all the spaces have been written in, or until one of the words reaches the bottom first.

Activity 7: Worksheet

On the worksheet the children will look at the word, read it and say it out loud, trace it, color it, spell it, write it, find it and then cut letters out of an old magazine and glue it on.

Set 2: Can You See It?

Set 2 Sight Words: can, you, see, it, is, yellow, blue, red

Pre-K Sight words Centers & Activities

Activity 1: Emergent Reader

Print out and assemble the emergent reader (one per child). Read the story to the children first and then hand out the readers. Ask the children to read the book with you. Don’t forget to ask them to put their fingers on each word as you read the sentences. Write all the sight words on the whiteboard or stick the word cards somewhere everyone can see it.

Now ask the children to look for each sight word in their book and to color these. So for example, everyone has to find the word can’ on every page and color it green. Do this for all the sight words. When they are done, the children can color the pictures and then read the books back to the teachers individually.

Activity 2: Pocket Chart sentences

Write the sentences on the whiteboard and hand out the words from the pocket chart sentences to the children. Read the sentences on the board (don’t forget to put your finger under each word as you read it). The children look at the words in their hands, and if it matches the word on the board, they come to the front and stick their word over the word on the whiteboard.

Pocket Chart Sentences

Activity 3: Roll, Read & Write! Center

In this center, the children will roll a dice and look at the words on their recording sheet and the picture of the dice next to it. They have to find the word that has the same number that they just threw on the dice, and write the word down. The children can continue until they have written all the words, or until one word reaches the bottom of the recording sheet.

Activity 4: Build a Robot!

After you laminated and cut out the robot pieces with the words on, give these to the children. Hand out the ‘Build a Robot’ Dice information sheet and the A4 sheet with the picture of the rocket on it.

The children then take turns to throw the dice (in a clockwise direction). They look at the number on the dice and the word next to it, and see if they have a piece of the robot with that word on it. If they do, they place it on the robot, and if they don’t the next child throws the dice. The winner is the first child who has no pieces left.

Activity 5: Shape Hunt Write the Room Center

Cut out and laminate the sight word shapes. During Center time, place these all over the room. Ask the children to find the words, look at the shapes they are on, and then to record the word on the shape next to the correct shape on their recording sheets.

Activity 6: Spin, Read & Write! Center

Assemble the spinner and during center time, children take turns to spin the arrow. They look at the word, then write the word under the correct column. They can continue until all the spaces have been written in, or until one of the words reaches the bottom first.

Activity 7: Worksheet

On the worksheet the children will look at the word, read it and say it out loud, trace it, color it, spell it, write it, find it and then cut letters out of an old magazine and glue it on.

Activity 8: Letter Fishing

Cut out and laminate the pictures of the fish and glue some magnets onto these. Tie a piece of string on another magnet. Place the fish on a flat surface. The children use the string with the magnet to try and ‘catch’ the fish. They then write the word on the picture of the fish on the recording sheet.

Set 3: Look at me!

Set 3 Sight Words: look, me, at, jump, one, run, three, two

Sight Words Set 3: Look at me!

Print out and assemble the emergent reader (one per child). Read the story to the children first and then hand out the readers. Ask the children to read the book with you. Don’t forget to ask them to put their fingers on each word as you read the sentences. Write all the sight words on the whiteboard or stick the word cards somewhere everyone can see it.

Now ask the children to look for each sight word in their book and to color these. So for example, everyone has to find the word ‘look’ on every page and color it green. Do this for all the sight words. When they are done, the children can color the pictures and then read the books back to the teachers individually.

Activity 2: Pocket Chart sentences

Write the sentences on the whiteboard and hand out the words from the pocket chart sentences to the children. Read the sentences on the board (don’t forget to put your finger under each word as you read it). The children look at the words in their hands, and if it matches the word on the board, they come to the front and stick their word over the word on the whiteboard.

Pocket Chart Sentences

Activity 3: Roll, Read & Write! Center

In this center, the children will roll a dice and look at the words on their recording sheet and the picture of the dice next to it. They have to find the word that has the same number that they just threw on the dice, and write the word down. The children can continue until they have written all the words, or until one word reaches the bottom of the recording sheet.

Activity 4: Build a Train!

After you laminated and cut out the train pieces with the words on, give these to the children. Hand out the ‘Build a Train’ Dice information sheet and the A4 sheet with the picture of the rocket on it.

The children then take turns to throw the dice (in a clockwise direction). They look at the number on the dice and the word next to it, and see if they have a piece of the train with that word on it. If they do, they place it on the train, and if they don’t the next child throws the dice. The winner is the first child who has no pieces left.

Activity 5: Number Hunt Write the Room Center

Cut out and laminate the sight word cards. During Center time, place these all over the room. Ask the children to find the words, look at the number next to each, and then to record the word on their recording sheets, next to the correct number.

Activity 6: Spin, Read & Write! Center

Assemble the spinner and during center time, children take turns to spin the arrow. They look at the word, then write the word under the correct column. They can continue until all the spaces have been written in, or until one of the words reaches the bottom first.

Activity 7: Worksheet

On the worksheet the children will look at the word, read it and say it out loud, trace it, color it, spell it, write it, find it and then cut letters out of an old magazine and glue it on.

Set 4: Go Away Scary Monster, Go Away!

Set 4 Sight Words: away, not, said, play, big, go, funny, to, little

Pre-K sight Words
Sight Words Set 3: Go Away Scary Monster, Go Away!

Print out and assemble the emergent reader (one per child). Read the story to the children first and then hand out the readers. Ask the children to read the book with you. Don’t forget to ask them to put their fingers on each word as you read the sentences. Write all the sight words on the whiteboard or stick the word cards somewhere everyone can see it.

Now ask the children to look for each sight word in their book and to color these. So for example, everyone has to find the word ‘look’ on every page and color it green. Do this for all the sight words. When they are done, the children can color the pictures and then read the books back to the teachers individually.

Activity 2: Pocket Chart sentences

Write the sentences on the whiteboard and hand out the words from the pocket chart sentences to the children. Read the sentences on the board (don’t forget to put your finger under each word as you read it). The children look at the words in their hands, and if it matches the word on the board, they come to the front and stick their word over the word on the whiteboard.

Pocket Chart Sentences

Activity 3: Roll, Read & Write! Center

In this center, the children will roll a dice and look at the words on their recording sheet and the picture of the dice next to it. They have to find the word that has the same number that they just threw on the dice, and write the word down. The children can continue until they have written all the words, or until one word reaches the bottom of the recording sheet.

Activity 4: Build a Monster!

After you laminated and cut out the monster pieces with the words on, give these to the children. Hand out the ‘Build a Monster’ Dice information sheet and the A4 sheet with the picture of the monster on it.

The children then take turns to throw the dice (in a clockwise direction). They look at the number on the dice and the word next to it, and see if they have a piece of the monster with that word on it. If they do, they place it on the monster, and if they don’t the next child throws the dice. The winner is the first child who has no pieces left.

Activity 5: Color Hunt Write the Room Center

Cut out and laminate the sight word cards. During Center time, place these all over the room. Ask the children to find the words, look at the pictures next to them, and then to record the word on the recording sheets next to the correct picture.

Activity 6: Spin, Read & Write! Center

Assemble the spinner and during center time, children take turns to spin the arrow. They look at the word, then write the word under the correct column. They can continue until all the spaces have been written in, or until one of the words reaches the bottom first.

Activity 7: Worksheet

On the worksheet the children will look at the word, read it and say it out loud, trace it, color it, spell it, write it, find it and then cut letters out of an old magazine and glue it on.

Set 5: Where’s My Cat?

Set 5 Sight Words: and, for, we, here, find, come, help, in, where, make, my

Pre-K Sight Words
Sight Word Set 5: Where’s My Cat?

Emergent Reader:

The rest of the activities are the same as the first 4 Sight word packs:

  • Where’s My Cat? Emergent Reader
  • Jumbled Sentences for the Emergent Reader
  • Sight Word Cards
  • ‘Spin, Read & Write’ Center
  • ‘Roll, Read & Write’ Center
  • 9 Sight Word Worksheets
  • ‘Say it, Build it, Write it’ Center
  • Picture Hunt Write The Room
  • ‘Catch a Sight Word’ Center
  • ‘Build a Cat!’ Dice Game

Click on the image below to download all 5 packs in one go!

Pre-K Sight Words
Sight Word Sets Bundle

Pre-K Sight Words Centers & Worksheets

Catch a Sight Word

Sight Word Centers Pre-K & Kindergarten
Catch a Sight Word Center

  • Cut out the pictures of the fish and attach little magnets to it
  • Tie a piece of string to a small magnet or a paper-clip (this will be used as the fishing rod)
  • Place all the fish, face-up on the table
  • Children take turns to ‘catch’ a fish, by lifting it up with the ‘fishing rod’ and everyone writes the word on the fish they caught on the recording sheet.

BINGO

Sight Words Bingo

This is a great activity for reviewing all the Pre-K Sight Words.

I have/ who has Cards

Pre-K Sight Words
I have/ Who has …? Center

This is a fun way to review all of the Pre-Primer Sight Words. It includes 1 pack of I have/ Who has game cards, which can be used during circle time or for center activities.

  • Deal the cards out to each player until there are none left. It does not matter if some players are left with a few extra cards.
  • The player with the first card says ‘I have the first card, who has (away)? They lay the card down in the center of the table
  • The player with the ‘away’ cards, says ‘I have away, who has big?
  • Continue until all the cards have been placed in the center.

Numbers, Colors & Shape Hunt

Pre-K Sight Words
Number, Color & Shape Hunt Sight Word Center
  • Cut out and laminate the shapes, color and number cards with the sight words on them and laminate.
  • Hide these cards around the room or outside in the garden or playground.
  • Give each child a recording sheet.
  • Children find the word cards and write the words next to the correct shape, number, picture or color on their recording sheets.

Build a Picture Centers

Pre-K Sight Words
Roll & Build Sight Words Center
  • Cut out and laminate the colorful shapes with the sight words on. (I will make four sets of these)
  • Laminate the dice sheet
  • This game can be played individually, in pairs or in small groups
  • Give each child a ‘Built a (robot, monster, train) sheet and a set of cut out shapes
  • Children take turns throwing the dice, finding a word that is next to the dice on the dice sheet and placing that shape on their sheet.
  • If there are no more words left for a certain dice number, the child misses a turn. First one to cover all the pieces wins.

Roll, Read & Write

Pre-K Sight Word Centers
Roll, Read & Write Sight Word Center

  • The recording sheets can either be laminated for repeated use or just copied each time.
  • The game can be played individually, in pairs or in small groups
  • Give each child a ‘Roll, Read & Write’ sheet and a pencil or whiteboard marker
  • Children take turns throwing the dice, finding the word that is next to the dice and writing the word in the correct column
  • If there are no more words left for a certain dice number, the child misses a turn. The first one to complete all the words, wins.

Say it, Build it, Write it

Pre-K Sight Words
Say it, Build it, Write it Sight Word Center

  • Laminate the sheets
  • Children read the word, build the word using magnetic or foam letters and then write the word using a whiteboard marker.

Sight Word Cards

Pre-K Sight Words word cards
Sight Word Word Cards

A set of 44 sight word cards for the Pre-K classroom. Words included are: 

a, find, is, not, three, and, for, it, one, to, away, funny, jump, play, two, big, go, little, red, up, blue, help, look, run, we, can, here, make, said, where, come, I, me, see, yellow, down, in, my, the, you

Spin, Read & Write Spinner Game Centers

Pre-K Sight Words
Spinner Sight Words Center

  • The game can be played individually or in pairs.
  • Cut out the spinner, attach the arrow with a paper-fastener and play!
  • If played in pairs, each child gets a different colored marker
  • Children take turns to spin the arrow and write the word under the correct heading
  • When all the blank spaces have been filled in, children count how many times they have written each word in their color marker. The child that wrote the most times, wins.

Sight Word Worksheets

Pre-K Sight Words Worksheets
Pre-K Sight Words Worksheets

Fun and Hands-on Worksheets for the young ones to learn all the Pre-Primer Sight Words.

Simply click on the image below to find all the Sight Word Centers, Word Cards and Worksheets in one convenient file, perfect for you!

Pre-K sight Words
All the Sight Word Activities you will need for a whole year of Sight Word Fun!

I hope you could find something useful 🙂