21 Hands On Sight Word Activities for Kindergartners

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AHEAD: You will find 21 of the best hands on sight word activities for kindergartners. All of these ideas are fun for them and low prep for you. These ideas can help your kindergartner learn and practice their sight words. Hands on learning ideas that your kindgartner will enjoy and not even realize they are learning and practicing sight words!

Mastering sight words is a pivotal step in a child’s journey to becoming a fluent reader. These are the words that appear most frequently in our everyday reading but don’t always follow the basic rules of phonics, making them tricky for young learners to decode through sounding out alone. Understanding sight words enhances reading speed and comprehension, allowing kids to focus more on the meaning of the text rather than on the laborious task of decoding every single word. This foundational skill not only builds confidence in early readers but also lays the groundwork for a lifetime of reading enjoyment and academic success.

In the dynamic world of learning, hands-on activities prove to be a far more effective and engaging method for teaching sight words than traditional worksheets. When children interact with their learning material through tactile and sensory experiences, it not only helps to cement the words in their memory but also fosters a love for learning. From crafting to interactive games, these immersive approaches turn the acquisition of sight words into an exciting adventure. Let’s dive into some creative, hands-on activities that will transform the way your child views reading, making it a fun and rewarding experience.

Read more…55+ Easy Activities for Kindergartners

These amazing sight word activities are organized into 2 categories:

  • Indoor Sight Word Activities; and
  • Outdoor Sight Word Activities.

I hope you and your kindergartner will enjoy them! Happy Learning!!

Indoor Sight Word Games

  1. Ocean Sight Word Search (Happy Toddler Playtime)
  2. Sight Word Ball Pit (The Kindergarten SmorgasBoard)
  3. Dot Sticker Sight Word Match (Happy Toddler Playtime)
  4. Sight Word Target Practice (I Can Teach My Child)
  5. Shaving Cream Sight Words Game (Happy Toddler Playtime)
  6. Post-it Memory Game (Happy Toddler Playtime)
  7. Sight Word Find Literacy Activity (Busy Toddler)
  8. Sight Word Scratch (The Teaching Texan)
  9. Sticky Note Sight Word Match (The Kindergarten Connection)
  10. Baby Food Writing Tray (Happy Toddler Playtime)
  11. Toss the Balloon Sight Word Game (Gift of Curiosity)
  12. Sight Word Practice on the Stairs, Hands on Learning (Hands On As We Grow)
  13. Sight Word Pebbles for Literacy Play (The Imagination Tree)
  14. Seashell Sight Word Practice (Fantastic Fun & Learning)
  15. Paint Writing Tray for Sight Word Practice (Happy Toddler Playtime)
  16. Sight Word Painting (Tickled Pink in Primary)

Outdoor Sight Word Games

  1. Sight Word Bouce! Fun Outdoor Sight Word Game (Susan Jones Teaching)
  2. Sight Word Hop Scotch (The Happy Teacher)
  3. Sight Word Soccer (Coffee Cups and Crayons)
  4. Spray the Sight Word Game (Finding the Golden Gleam)
  5. Twister With Sight Words (Confidence Meets Parenting)

Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers

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There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!

But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.

Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.

Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again! 

These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!

Click here for more information: Play2Learn

Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

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Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

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Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more. 

Find out more and grab your copy here.

Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.

Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids

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Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles tha. t show them how to think outside the box.

  • 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
  • Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
  • Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.

Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!

Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.

TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 aired in August 2023! My show was also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.

Curious Crafting Season 1 is also now airing in Australia on ABC! Watch it here!

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up. 


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