April Sight Word Games
April sight word games make differentiating instruction a breeze. These 5 editable April sight word games are super simple for sight word centers and to prep and prepare. I use these games every April, and rotate them each month with my monthly sight word games bundle. You can use these April sight word games throughout the school year for building sight word fluency and any time for quick, fun review. If you’re interested in these monthly editable sight word games, you can find out more here. Keep reading to learn more about April Sight Word Games.
Free Sight Word Game Workshop
Printable Sight Word Worksheets
OK, let’s get to the good stuff. Printable sight word games or editable sight word centers are great in theory, but are only workable in reality if every single teacher has the same sight word list. We all know that just isn’t the case. Sight word games should be customizable and easy to flip from one flexible group to the next. With these monthly printable sight word games for Pre-K, Kindergarten, or 1st grade, you can print and go!
Sight Word Organization
Each month contains 5 different sight word printable worksheets with 5 different game cards and pieces, so organization of the editable sight word games is key. I’ve included some important organization strategies that I use with my students when we play these games to make using and storing these games easier for you.These games are super simple to learn and often have the same basic concepts so students can focus more on conquering their sight word goals rather than understanding the sight word game. You can grab these Iris containers here.
Editable Sight Words
It’s important that we build fluency with sight words through repetition, but our students are always at different levels. What one student has mastered, another student still needs. If you’ve read other posts on my blog, you know I’m a huge proponent of repetition and not in a boring way! Repetition can be fun and exciting through sight word games, and having the games editable means you can customize them for each students’ needs.
This pack is a growing bundle and now includes March and April. Every month I will add new worksheets and games and update this blog post. Do you have an interesting idea or thought you’d like to see in one of my games? Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Printable Sight Word Games
April’s sight word games are full of April showers, spring, and more. Here’s a sample of what you can get in the bundle.
Here’s a little bit of information about each game!
April Showers Sight Word Games
April Sight Word Showers bring May Sight Word Flowers! This is a great phrase to use with your students because next month, I’ll be adding a sight word flower game to the monthly game pack. Have the students prepare for this silly sight word game by playing a soothing rain noise over your classroom speakers. While the students are away, hide sight word rain drops all over your classroom. Give students the editable sight word worksheet and have them become rain detectives trying to find the rain drops of April Sight Word Showers. To make this sight word game even more exciting, be sure to wear your rain boots and bring your umbrella. Building anticipation is such a fun way to engage our students even more. Once students find the rain drops, have them record their answers on their worksheets and place each rain drop back in its hiding space. Once each raindrop has a word and is colored in, have the students read the words to you!
Bunny Hop Sight Words
It’s time to get your bunnies ready to hop! Grab any dice from your classroom and print out the dice playing cards. Have students flip a card up, read the word, then try to roll the dice to match the word. Once they roll the correct number, they can write the word on their worksheets and fill in the bunny’s square. Once all squares are complete, have your students hop around your classroom or have each take a bunny playing piece and hop all over the page.
Spring Sight Words
This game works on building fluency with your students. Draw words out of your basket and have them practice saying the words as quickly as possible. Next, have the students circle the word on their baskets. The words you use for the game will automatically populate on their baskets. As a special treat, have the students color their baskets when they are finished. This game does repeat 2 of the words because there are 12 playing cards.
Eggscellent Sight Words
This game can be played in so many different ways. Feel free to print out the eggs provided and hide them all over your room. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, I would take the print outs and stick them in your own plastic eggs. Make your classroom Easter egg hunt a learning experience for your students this year! Once the students find each sight word, have them color in that egg on their worksheets.
Sunshine Sight Words
Who doesn’t love a little sunshine in their classroom? I like to use this game for an indoor recess option. If you have purchased my March sight word games or the sight word games bundle, you can find the sight word exercises listed in there. If not, don’t worry – I’ve listed them inside each sun. As the students collect the suns from around the room, or turn the suns over at a center, have them complete the exercise that matches. Depending on the activity level you wish for your students, you decide how many reps they must complete.