The Snakes & Ladders Board Creator lets you make your own custom Sight Words Snakes & Ladders board. For a demonstration of how to use the Snakes & Ladders Board Creator, see below.

Dolch Sight Words

Fry Sight Words

Top 150 Written Words

Custom Sight Words


The Snakes & Ladders Board Creator creates a custom board with your words of choice. You can use one (or more) of the existing sight words lists and/or add your own custom words. To create your Snakes & Ladders board:

  1. Under Dolch Sight Words and Fry Sight Words, check the boxes for any sight words lists you want included. For example, selecting the Dolch Sight Words 2nd Grade list uses those 46 words for the board.
  2. Under Custom Sight Words, enter in any custom words you want added to your Snakes & Ladders Board. For example, if you are doing a unit on space, you might want to add vocabulary words from that unit such as star and planet.
  3. Click Create Snakes & Ladders Board, and your board will be created and displayed onscreen in PDF format. Print out the pieces of the board by selecting print from your browser window.
  4. Trim off the white edges, assemble them in the correct order (check the numbers in the squares for reference), and tape the sheets together along the seams on both sides of the board.
Video: Making a Sight Words Snakes & Ladders Board

If you are going to be making lots of these, it is helpful to write a brief description of the word list on the back of each board you create. That way, when you come back to this in a few months, it will be easy to figure out which word sets you used the boards for.

These templates are provided under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. This means you can do whatever you want with the materials, provided you leave our attribution hallmark on the materials (i.e., don’t Photoshop out our logo!). Materials can be used in the classroom, at home, as part of a for-profit business, as part of your evil plot for global domination, or for any other purpose. You do not need to contact us for permission to use the materials. We want you to use them!

One Response to “Snakes & Ladders Board Creator”

  1. bollywood mac

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