It’s been many months since I posted the first set of sight word puzzle cards using the Pre-Primer Dolch word list.
My girls have matched them a million times over!
So it is long past time to post the Dolch Primer word set!
My first grader is turning into quite the reader, but she still needs a bit of practice with those pesky sight words that don’t follow phonics rules.
In addition to large amounts of reading, we use a variety of games and activities to practice those frequent words.
Sight Words Puzzle Cards are just one of those fun, hands-on activities we do each day!
Suggestions for Using Sight Words Puzzle Cards
I love activities like these cards, because with a bit of creativity, your child can use them in many different ways.
Here are a few examples of the ways we use them in our home:
→ Scissor Skills – After printing, have your child help you cut them out. The extra squiggly lines are hard to cut out, so you may need to handle those.
→ Simple Matching – Simply match sight word to sight word.
→ As Writing Practice – After your child makes a match, have her write the word on paper or dry erase board. Set a goal of matching and writing 3 cards (or 5 or 7)
→ Group by Beginning Letter – After matching all of the cards, have your child sort them by beginning letter
→ Use the Word in a Sentence – After finding a match, have your child use the word in a sentence
→ Place in Alphabetical Order – After your child matches 3 sets of cards, help her put them in alphabetical order
→ As Review – Once your child has mastered this set of sight words, use these cards as a fun review. And then move on to the First Grade set (coming soon!)
For best results, print on card stock and then laminate.
Note: These cards are intentionally left black & white to save on printer ink.
—> If you would like to purchase this packet for classroom use (which includes any use outside of your own home with your own children), you may do so at the bottom of this page.
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