Learning sight words doesn’t have to be a chore! With these Easter-themed sight words games, kids will have a blast finding and creating new words! This easy DIY language game makes learning fun!
What are Sight Words?
“A sight word is any word, not just a high frequency word, that is recognized and read upon sight.” — I absolutely love this definition from The Reading Teacher’s Top 10 Tools and couldn’t think of a better way to explain sight words myself!
Sight words are simple words that kids should be able to recognize as soon as they see them (within a couple seconds) and without having to use techniques such as “sounding out” the words.
The words we chose for our sight words Easter eggs are not your “usual” sight words that you’ll often see on lists of the “top 100” sight words.
We chose certain word endings that could match up with multiple letters to form many different words.
For example, the word ending “-at” can make a lot of different words such as bat, cat, sat, pat, hat, and mat. This creates a lot of possibilities for making matches with our Easter eggs!
Related: Check out this Paper Plate Easter Bunny Wreath we also made with our colorful paint strips!
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- Paint strips — we picked up a handful during our most recent trip to the hardware store
- Printable sight words list — grab the free printable here!
- Easter egg cookie cutter
- Permanent marker
How to Make Our Easter Egg Sight Words Game
- Use an Easter egg cookie cutter to trace egg shapes on paint strips.
- Cut out eggs.
- Use our free printable sight words list to write words on your Easter eggs.
- Cut each egg in half, separating the 1-letter prefix from the 2-letter word endings.
Easter Sight Words Games
There are so many ways you can play!
Our favorite Easter themed sight words game:
- Line up the Easter egg pieces on a flat surface so all parts of the words are visible.
- Point to a word on the sight words list.
- Ask child to find the Easter egg pieces that match up to form the word.
- Use a coin or marker to show which words you’ve already found together.
More Ways to Play:
- Ask your child to find words that they recognize from the jumbled egg pieces.
- Pick a letter and ask child to find all of the endings that can match with it to make real words.
- Make more egg pieces with additional letters and endings.