Like most teachers, I am always looking for ways to make instruction fun and engaging for my students. My kids love songs, chants and interactive games, so I try to incorporate them wherever I can!
To practice our sight words throughout the year, I use a variety of resources, including these super fun, DIY sight word felt games!
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Preparing the Felt Games
To prepare the sight word felt games I used Kunin Eco-fiPlus™ Premiumfelt in various colors. I especially loved the bright, vibrant ones!
I cut out shapes that I wanted for the sight word games (below flower shapes are shown) – you can use diecuts, trace shapes, or a Silhouette Cameo if you have one!
I decided to make a sight word game for each season on my felt board (felt is tacked on and over folded cardboard for a super easy DIY board!).
First up, fall! I cut out a fall tree and branches, and then leaves of various colors.
I wrote the sight words we will be learning on the leaves, and put them all up on the tree. As a class, we will sing our fall chant (info below) and read words as we take leaves off the tree!
Winter will be here before we know it! It will be time for different words, and a different theme! I cut out “snow” by cutting a long strip of the Kunin Eco-fiPlus™ Premiumfelt in white. I used a pattern to cut out winter hats.
Same as for fall, I wrote the sight words we will be learning on the hats, and this time, we will do our winter sight word chant!
Finally, springtime! For this sight word game I made a flower garden! I cut a strip of green, then snipped it up a bit to make the grass. I used a pattern to make flowers and wrote on the sight words.
When spring is here, we will (you guessed it!) do our spring sight word chant and read the flowers!
Playing the Sight Word Felt Games
As mentioned briefly above, to play these games my class and I sing/chant repetitive phrases, and then take turns picking a sight word to read!
For example, in fall, we say “look at the leaves! It’s fall, you see. Pick a leaf, and read to me!” One student will come pick a leaf and we will all read the sight word!
We also do similar chants (but different words) for winter and spring.
You can download all of the chants HERE or by clicking on the photo below!
More Felt Ideas!
Then check out all the other ideas for fun felt projects!