Sight Words Board Game
One way to encourage children to learn sight words is through a board game which can be made up very easily.
This sight words board game was made by simply drawing on board on with pen. The board can incorporate any theme. In this example, we focused on an underwater scene which fits in with the boys’ currently interest in the ocean and sea creatures.
The objective of the game is for each player to move their counter from one end of the course to the end. The first player home wins.
• A game board (This can be home made on cardboard or wooden board.)
• Counters (One for each player)
• A dice
• Sight word cards (We laminated ours for durability purposes.)
1. Each player places his/her counter in the starting position.
2. Players take turns. The first player is presented with the first sight word card. If he or she reads the word correctly, the player roles the dice and moves the counter the corresponding number of places. If the player is unable to read the word, he does not roll the dice and the next player takes a turn. The next sight word is presented to the next player.
3. Play continues until all players have made it to the end of the course.
Encourage all players to read the sight words to check the word has been read correctly. This keeps all players reading all the sight words throughout the game.
We have found the boys are consistently enthusiastic when it comes to playing this game. It’s a great way to encourage reading without a huge focus being placed on ‘reading’. We hope you enjoy this game.