I definitely have some dinosaur fans in my classroom, do you? When my students really love a certain topic (like dinosaurs), it can be to my advantage to create some of our learning activities around that theme to keep up their engagement. This free and editable Dinosaur Sight Word Game is a simple matching activity that works with ANY sight word list. That’s right, this game is super simple to customize to meet your own students’ needs!
Editable Dinosaur Sight Word Game
This dinosaur sight word game is perfect for literacy centers or small groups in Pre-K and Kindergarten. It’s so fun to play and super easy to prep!
The final set will have 12 customizeable sight words on the right-facing dinosaurs, and the same 12 sight words on the left-facing dinosaurs.
How to Prep
To begin, you will type your custom words in the word generator. You only need to type them once and they will auto-populate onto both sets of dinosaurs – instantly making the pairs for you!
Want to practive even more words? Simply save your first file and type 12 new words (names, color words, number words). The possibilities are endless!
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How to Play
My kids and I start by laying out one set of dinosaur cards that are all facing the same direction and reading the words together.
Then, we place the other 12 dinosaur cards in a pile.
We pull one dinosaur card at a time, read the sight word, and look for its match, or “best friend,” as my students like to call it!
We continue matching up the sight word dinosaurs until they all make a pair. Such simple, yet engaging, sight word fun your kids will love!
Grab Your FREE Copy
Ready for some dinosaur sight word fun? Grab your free copy of this editable Dinosaur Sight Word Game by clicking the large, yellow download button at the very bottom of the post!
More Dinosaur Fun
Then, for TONS of dinosaur fun that your students are sure to love, check out these awesome free printables and ideas from some of my favorite kid’s activities bloggers!
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Dinosaur Clip Cards: Matching Numbers 1-12 // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
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Dinosaur Addition Cards // The STEM Laboratory
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Dinosaur Counting Play Dough Mats // Fantastic Fun and Learning
Dinosaur Memory Game // Teach Me Mommy
Bossy R Dinosaur Sort // Sara J Creations
Dinosaur Word Family Center Freebie // The Primary Post
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