This collection of sight words games gives children opportunities to practice their sight words and build toward mastery while also keeping them engaged and having fun. In general, we recommend using a mix of recently introduced words and some older words for review. The games include:

Sight Words Bingo

Play bingo while reinforcing your sight words. Print out your own custom cards.


Sight Words Snakes & Ladders

A twist on the Snakes & Ladders (Chutes & Ladders) board game. Print out your own custom boards.


Sight Words Fly Swat

Spot your sight word, then squish it with the fly swatter. Build up speed while having fun.


Sight Words Fishing

Hook a fish and read the word to keep your catch. Print your own custom fish.


Sight Words Go Fish

Keep a small group entertained with Go Fish while they learn their sight words.


Sight Words Memory

Match sight words in this classic card game.


Sight Words Bean Bag Toss

Throw a bean bag on a flash card and then read the word. Combines sight words practice with physical activity.


Sight Words Parking Lot

Park the toy car in the right spot by reading your sight words.


Sight Words Pathways

Follow a sight words trail around the room, venturing over chairs and under tables.


Sight Words Donkey

Match sight words cards, but don’t be the last one holding the donkey card!


Sight Words Book Land

A sight words variation on a classic board game. Advance through the book lands while learning your sight words.


Sight Words Dominoes

Play dominoes with sight words instead of dots. Create custom dominoes to practice a few words at a time.


Sight Words Tic-Tac-Toe

A sight words variation on a classic game. Read words correctly to put down X or O markers and get three in a row.


Sight Words Boom!

Read sight words to collect cards, but watch out for the BOOM cards!


Sight Words Four in a Row

A sight words variation on Connect Four. Read words correctly to put down markers and get four in a row.


Sight Words Hangman

Draw from a stack of flash cards and read each word out loud to collect cards. But for every mistake, another body piece gets added to the Hangman!


Sight Words Lucky 13

Collect cards by correctly reading the sight words printed on them. Add or subtract the numbers on the cards until you have exactly 13 points.


Sight Words Last Card

Play our version of UNO, playing cards by matching color or number. Remember to read the sight word first, and watch out for Wild cards!


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25 Responses to “Sight Words Games”

  1. Lorelle Cheney

    I would like to give parents this website for working on advanced learning over the summer. I really like your materials and how you incorporate sight words in fun games. I will refer to this website in the spring for some of our students who are developmentally ready. Thank you!

  2. Holly B.

    I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot express enough how grateful I am for this resource!!! I taught 9 years in public school and I have been homeschooling now for 3 years. This is what I have been looking for! THank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will be sharing your site with everyone I know!!!!

  3. Clara S.

    Great website! I will be recommending people to visit and use the resources available–great material for children AND educators. Love it! Keep up the great work!

  4. Amanda O.

    I love this site! I am going to recommend this to my students’ parents, as well as, other teachers. I will be sharing this with my sister, well everyone I know! Thank you!

  5. Jenny B.

    I am really excited about this website!
    I am a homeschooling mom who has struggled with finding fun ways to help my 10 year old son succeed at reading (this comes after much success with my now grown daughters). This site gives me hope! THANK YOU!!!

  6. Karen Witte

    Thank you for supplying these free activities. Very creative, my students love these games.

  7. Randi K.

    Thank you, these are great games for reinforcing foundations with special needs students!

  8. P.Grier

    Thank you so much. I am a retired Kinder teacher (wish I found you before I retired) but I am tutoring Kinder and and 1st after school now so I am thrilled to use you as a resource. Snakes and Ladders is a big hit..building confidence with high frequency words. I also made a game of just letters for one struggling with letter names and will use for sounds too. Thank you!

  9. Cleo

    Wow, I am sooooo blown away by the sheer amount of activities, variety, depth and complexity that went into creating the sequence for this curriculum. The fact that you choose to share these amazing resources FREE OF CHARGE is also mind blowing. I am a seasoned veteran with 13+ years instructing ESL Early childhood students and I have never encountered a curriculum like yours. You ensured that all areas of literacy development were covered in a fun hands-on multi-sensory progression of skills. This is my new small group phonics go-to resource this year!

    I am so excited to have stumbled across this resource!! ♡♡♡♡ I am going to spread the news through my social networks and on my campus.☆☆☆ This curriculum is not only great for educators in a formal setting, but also home schoolers, tutors, parent volunteers, and parents who are looking for a comprehensive and easy to implement resource. You have ensured that quality instruction is accessible for all students by creating and sharing this resource. THIS IS A 5 STAR PRODUCT ☆☆☆☆☆.

    I can’t wait to print and compile them in a binder and literacy bags. After the students master the skill, they will independently use them in literacy workstations independently and cooperatively in groups as well. Thank you for the treasure trove of blessings once again.

    Cleo Jones
    Briargrove Elementary

  10. Chris

    Thank you for fabulous games ready to go. It makes a busy teacher’s life so much easier and the kids will love these games.

  11. Beyana

    This is an amazing website … 🙂 …. !!

  12. Amy

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Maureen Slaven

    I really love this site. It has saved me so much work with flashcards etc. and the children just love the games, especially the Fly Swat where they get to use so much energy swatting the fly cards. Really good for those who have difficulty focusing and concentrating.

  14. Patricia Dorsey

    May I reblog your games on my blog? My intended audience is teachers and others involved in education including home schooling parents.

    ADMIN – Hi Patricia,

    Absolutely! Please just include a link back to our site, so people can see the full curriculum.

  15. Liz B.

    My daughter is in Pre-K now (three and a half) and is not familiar with a lot of board games. I know she will love the fly swat game. I’m wondering if you can recommend the appropriate game(s) for each level. Thanks so much for this great resource!

    ADMIN – Hi Liz,

    That depends somewhat on the individual child’s reading level as well as his/her temperament and preferences. Fly Swat, Pathways, and Bean Bag Toss are great games for little ones that need lots of movement to hold their attention. Book Land and Snakes & Ladders are based on board games that preschoolers are familiar with, but you should probably use a smaller word set and have repeated words, rather than throwing a ton of words at them all at once. Card games like Memory, Go Fish, and Old Maid may be a little too complex for younger kids.

  16. Nicole J.

    I am now super happy after visiting your site. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. These activities are amazing and I can’t wait to use them in my classroom.

  17. Brenda Wittkohl

    I have a kindergartner that would benefit from this. Where can I find the Sight Word Games?

    ADMIN – Hi Brenda,

    Just click on any of the links on the top part of this page to go to one of our Sight Word games. We have twelve games to choose from!


    Hi! I’m an elementary teacher from the Philippines. The games you’ve presented were very helpful. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

  19. Yvelisse

    Wonderful resources,thanks for sharing. This are great for when you need small groups to go on and other students need something to do to help them in their reading. Again, Thanks!

  20. Matt Allen

    Great website! I have referenced it on my blog ( These are great resources I wanted my readers to know about to help kids with their sight words. Such an important aspect of reading, glad see others providing a such wonderful resources to parents and teachers. Nice job!

  21. nashaemajor

    this is what I like💸💸💸💸💸💸💸💸

  22. Heidi

    As a french immersion kindergarten teacher I am always looking for fun ways to support early reading. Your option to make our own sight words lists is very helpful. For some reason though the program is not recognizing the accents – Any suggestions for that? 😀 Perhaps it’s not something you have looked into yet. Thank you so much for this ‘fantastique’ resource.

    ADMIN – Hi Heidi,

    We originally developed this site for teaching children to read English, and the font we currently use does not support foreign diacritical marks. As we get more feedback from teachers who use the site for teaching other languages, we will consider expanding our resources in that direction. Thanks for your feedback!

  23. Leonie Shelley

    Thank you – fabulous hands-on activities to make learning sight words fun! I will be sharing this page with teachers who come along to my training sessions and parents at my school.

  24. Paula Lee Bright

    As an online reading teacher for so many of the kids that fail to learn to read at school, this list is invaluable! What a great set of activities to really activate the mind and body to reach that child inside who is so capable of learning. Kudos to you for your wonderful work. The fact that it’s free just makes it so remarkable!

    Thank you. 😀

  25. Jesse The Comedian

    Thanx So Much. My Lesson Was Boring But I Think Think Games Will Make It Alive…No More Yawning And Dozing In My Class!


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