Happy February, Friends! Welcome back to the Color By Sight Word packets that I creating for each month of the 2024 calendar year. Color by code worksheets have always been a favorite at our house, and I have made many, sets over the years!
In case you missed my post in January, I am publishing a packet of Color By Sight Word worksheets for each month of the year. February lends itself to a host of themes, and you will find several of those in this month’s worksheet packet.
Since sight words need much practice, this whole year will focus on those common words we see every day. I will be utilizing various grades from the Dolch Sight Word List.
There are also a variety of winter worksheets ➡️ Winter Worksheets and Printable Activities
February Color By Sight Word Worksheets
February’s packet of color by sight word worksheets will focus on words found on the Primer and First Grade Dolch sight word lists.
If you’re not familiar, there are several lists of common, everyday words. The two most popular lists are the Dolch Sight Word List and Fry’s Word List.
I will use various levels of the Dolch Word List (Pre-Primer through 3rd Grade) throughout the year as we practice these sight words!
Coloring pictures included in this 14-page Color by Sight Word Worksheet Packet:
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste (February is Dental Awareness Month)
- Happy Tooth
- Toothbrush and Tooth
- I Love My Teddy Bear (Valentine’s Day)
- Fluffy, Puffy Heart
- Valentine Note to Friend
- Sweet Tart Hearts
- Will I See My Shadow? Groundhog (Groundhog’s Day)
- Mardi Gras Crown
- Mardi Gras Mask and Beads
- Chinese Lanterns (Chinese New Year)
- Chinese Gold Coins
- George Washington (Presidents’ Day)
- Abraham Lincoln
- Also included is a color key.
As with any worksheet, I advise going over the directions carefully with your child to make sure he understands the task. Because sight words are quite challenging for many children, take the time to go over each word on the page.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- If the sight word matches a particular spelling pattern, point out other words that also match that pattern.
For example: brown has a ow sound /ow/. Write the word brown on a piece of paper, and then write the words down, gown, and clown.
Now point out the word round, which also has the /ow/ sound, however it is spelled differently. Under round, write the words pound, hound, and sound. Have your child underline the ow or ou vowel team in each word and say /ow/ as he underlines.
- Point out any vowel teams in the sight words and review what a vowel team is.
- Review color words, as they are used on every page! Some of the color words are from the Dolch list, so those are certainly worth mentioning.
- Review beginning blends, especially those found in color words.
➡️ Take a peek at the resources I used to teach myself How I Teach Spelling in Our Homeschool
If you have an All Access Pass you can download this entire packet.