Shamrocks, adorable leprechauns, rainbows, and the color green are just a few ways we can make learning extra exciting during the month of March. Add some holiday fun to your literacy centers this month with this free Editable St. Patrick’s Day Sight Word Game! You read that right… this FREE activity is EDITABLE! That means you get to choose the words you want your students to practice!
Editable St. Patrick’s Day Sight Word Game
This editable St. Patrick’s Day Sight Word Activity is perfect for Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms as an independent activity or for a literacy center. It’s also super fun to use for partner work!
This activity allows for customization and differentiation – you can choose any 15 words that you’d like your students to focus on! Simply type them on the custom word generator page – and it will auto-populate the shamrock words and recording sheet for you!
Print multiple word lists to use with small groups. You can focus on different sets of words for each group of kiddos!
- Seek a Sight Word recording sheet (download below)
- 15 sight word shamrocks (download below) – laminate for repeated use
Tip: Use green candy or manipulatives to “cover up” the shamrocks on the recording sheet. Laminate the recording sheet or slide it into a dry erase pocket and you have a reusable literacy center!
Ways to Play
The best thing about this FREE printable is… it’s EDITABLE!
The possibilities are endless with an editable activity. You can choose to use seasonal words, spelling words, high-frequency words, Dolch words, sight words – the list goes on and on!
I am so excited for you to use this with your students and I have a few variations to share with you!
Seek a Sight Word and Color Partner Race
For this partner game, two players share a recording sheet and each pick one color crayon that is their designated color.
Player #1 draws a shamrock card, reads the sight word, and finds/colors it on the recording sheet. Player #2 then proceeds as player #1 did.
If a player doesn’t know the sight word, they put the card at the bottom of the pile and miss their turn. The player with the most shamrocks colored at the end of the game is the winner.
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Seek a Sight Word and Color Activity
This sight word activity is also a fun and easy-prep independent literacy center! Place the Seek a Sight Word recording sheet in your literacy center with crayons and the sight word shamrocks.
Students will take a shamrock from the pile, read it, and find/color it on the recording sheet.
The activity continues until all of the sight word shamrock cards have been read and colored in on the recording sheet.
“Read the Room” Seek a Sight Word Activity
I like to scatter the sight word shamrocks around the classroom for the students to find. Students will use the recording sheet to color in the words as they find them.
If this activity is used in pairs, then partner #1 can hide the shamrocks around the classroom and then partner #2 finds them.
Students then take turns and switch so each child has a turn to “hide and seek.”
Grab Your FREE Copy
Ready for some shamrock-themed sight word fun? Grab your copy of this editable St. Patrick’s Day Sight Word Activity by clicking the large, yellow download button below!