Try these three simple sight word games you can play with a muffin tin! Practice sight words and creatively use fine motor skills. They are easy to set up and are adaptable for different ages.
3 Easy DIY Muffin Tin Sight Word Games
We were revising the long a sound or split a(a-e) , but you can use these games with any words you are currently learning. A few of my favorite sight words include:
I wrote the words, two of each, on small Post-it notes. You can also cut up Index cards and laminate them if you need to. These were added to the muffin tin holes. We used a 12 hole tin, but a 24 hole tin could also work. For this, you can add more words.
We played the first game like a memory game: find two of the same word, keep it if you found it. The one with the most pairs wins! You can play this memory game individually too. It is the perfect activity to work on memory skills too!
The next game we played was roll-a-pair. You roll the ball and read the word. Now, you have to try and roll the ball so it lands on the same word, making a pair. The kids that love a challenge liked this game the best.
We also tried to bounce the ball into the muffin tin holes, then read the word where the ball landed. If you read it correctly, you keep it. The one with the most words at the end of the game, wins. This was quite fun for the kids that need to be active while learning because you can stand up and choose how high you want to bounce the ball. Perfect to burn off energy too!