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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55 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!

  26. Amanda

    Love this site!!! My son had no real interest in WANTING to learn his sight words until we started playing these games. Now he can’t get enough of them and all the words he was struggling with in school he’s mastered! Thank you!!!

  27. Emma Whitbread

    I am so grateful for this site! I’ve just sent it to every teacher I know, THANK YOU!!

  28. Maestra Sara

    Thanks so much- I especially appreciate the option to put in your own words for the activities. In my class students study both English and Spanish sight words and this is so easy and convenient!

  29. Bill

    I would like to see an app that uses audio feedback from child to correctly say a sight word. Selecting a word from a group said by an app allows too much guessing.

  30. Sonya-Marie Martel

    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing sight words games. It is visually so appealing!
    I would like to share this page with the parents of my French immersion students. May I reblog your blog on my little school website?
    Mme Martel

    ADMIN – Hi Sonya-Marie,

    Yes, feel free to use it on your school website.

  31. Lisa Pierce

    I’m a recently retired Special Needs teacher and former Literacy Coach. This is a wonderful resource site with easy to recreate activities to help children in sight word/high frequency word mastery. I’ve utilized the Fly Swat, Trail and Memory/Concentration activities with my great nephew during our tutoring sessions and he loves it! And it’s wonderful to see his growth that is evident and recognized by his parents/grandparents. Will definitely share this website with others! Thank you.

  32. Melanie

    Thank you for these awesome games. I was teaching at a school and was frustrated because I didn’t have my own resources to work with. I now have a plan to get back into helping kids learn again thank you.

  33. kimberly bushong

    Good job making this assortment of games. They save me a lot of time, and my kids love them.

  34. Debbie

    Love this website! It takes learning to a whole new level. Instead of searching and searching everywhere, it’s all in one location. On top of being so thorough. Thank you SO much for this website. 🙂

  35. Sherri

    I reаlly lіke it whenever teachers come together and share idеаs. Thank you for all the hard work.

  36. Emma T

    I’m so thrilled to find your website. The games will absolutely help the kids I teach to practice their sight words. Thanks

  37. Ingrid

    This is a tremendous sight.The activities are very engaging and will definitely motivate students to read.

  38. Dipanshu Dutta

    Great website! I will be recommending people to visit and use the resources available here.I will also be sharing this with my sister for my nephew.Thank you!

  39. Stephanie Corley

    Amazing Website!!! I am SO excited to try these resources with my daughter who isn’t loving sight words. Thank you so much!!!! I am so happy that I came across you!!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!

  40. Ngawang Tsering

    This is amazing,the sheer amount of effort and thought you have put into this is amazing. You have made things infinitely easier for parents and teachers. Specifically the games,are heaven blessed.

    Boom. Thank you!

  41. Cindy

    It’s absolutely PERFECT!!!! The games are engaging, the quality of downloads is amazing! You saved days and days (if not months) of my time!
    Thank you very much!! I will recommend your site to everyone I know!!
    Have a nice day out there!!

  42. Farhin

    A – MAZING!!! We have an Indian system of teaching & kids get bored of learning & just writing it down. In contrast, these are sooooo creative. It keeps them excited all the time, the games are so well thought out, also the Custom options that allow us to insert the words. These can be used for higher grades, too, for teaching them spelling. I CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH. 🙂

  43. minky

    There are so many games. How will I know which game to use? And everyday do the same game, or everyday we have to do a different game? My daughter’s age is five and a half. She has difficulty with sight words. Kindly suggest.

  44. Cynthia Prather

    I’d like to connect with Dr. Fry about another game possibility for his instant phrases. Please ask him to contact me, so that we can talk.

    Cynthia Prather

  45. Stephanie

    I am homeschooling my son, who I suspect has dyslexia, and he has a lot of trouble remembering sight words. I’m so thankful for all these games so that I can keep it interesting while we go over the same words over and over again! I especially appreciate that you can enter your own custom words so that I can make it correspond exactly with the reading program we are using. This whole website is great and I have recommended it to people more than once!

  46. kimminhye

    This is what I have been looking for. thanks for super great website!

  47. Eleanor

    You are awesome. Thank you!

  48. Dale Miller

    I have made most of the games for the students in our program. They have dealt with traumatic events in their young lives and these games help them so much. Thank you for putting this together , I know it must have been a great deal of work. All your time and effort are greatly appreciated.

  49. Rayane, China

    I appreciate you guys so much. I just can’t thank you enough for the tremendous efforts you guys have put into preparing these resources for everyone to use. I also thank the parents and teachers for sharing their experience after they have tried your support. Again, I am very grateful for you guys.

  50. Mr. Teacher!

    Thank you for your great games! – I found some more good ones here, sharing is caring!

  51. Dom Barack

    If you like word games, you must try 4 Pics 1 Word and if you are ever stuck with any level. Here is a useful resource

  52. surya singh

    This blog has made me aware of different programs which can become very useful for our friends and kids. Few websites provide combined courses and fewer of them are separately made for a single subject. Glad to get this information.

  53. Rizwan

    It’s very nice and informative, your article! Thanks for sharing this knowledge. This blog has made me aware of different programs which can become very useful for our friends and kids.

  54. Maestra

    Thank you! I have shared these great games during conferences with families. I also use them in our classroom during reading groups and our students LOVE them! I teach in a bilingual school, so being able to edit the games with Spanish vocabulary was perfect! ¡Mil Gracias! Thank you for helping teachers and families 😉


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