Learning to read words by sight is a big deal for early readers, and paves the way for continued reading success. After all, a HUGE portion of what read is made up of sight words! Before kids confidently read sight words as individual words in content, or next to unrelated words, it can be very helpful to have them practice matching up words that are the same. This builds confidence and recognition of the sight words in a fun, game-like way. This Valentine’s Day sight word game is played as a matching game, but the best part is – it is editable – use it with any words you wish!
Heart Match Editable Sight Word Game
This heart sight word match is super easy to set up, and what I love most is that I can use it with any sight words my kids need!
I simply type in 12 sight words that I want to work with on the red hearts, and then poof! They automatically populate onto the pink hearts for me.
I can easily make a copy of this sight word game for one group and save it to my computer, and then type in new words to make a completely different set for a different group of students!
You can use it with sight words like I did, but truthfully, you could use it with ABC’s, math facts, whatever you like!
When we played in a small group we first spread out the red hearts on the table and read the 12 sight words together.
Then, we took turns picking up a pink heart and looking for its red heart match, reading the sight word as we paired them up together.
This is also an excellent activity to add to Valentine’s Day literacy centers or to use for early finishers – so many possibilities with this fun and simple sight word match.
Grab Your Copy
Ready for some heart-matching, sight word fun? Grab your copy of the editable sight word game by clicking the yellow button at the very bottom of this post.
Then, hop over and grab our popular pack of Editable Sight Word Centers!
Got hearts on the mind this Valentine’s season? Then you will LOVE these heart activities that some of my favorite kid bloggers and I have rounded up for you! Check them out below!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Heart Letter Puzzles // Pocket of Preschool
Valentine Hearts Ten Frame Clip Cards // Mrs. Jones Creation Station
Heart Digraph Puzzles // The Kindergarten Connection
Printable Valentine’s Math Activities // Stay at Home Educator
Alphabet Hearts // Playdough to Plato
Valentine’s Day Emergent Reader // Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten
Heart Syllable Sort // Recipe for Teaching
Candy Hearts Count and Clip Cards // Modern Preschool
Heartbreakers Sensory Activity // Sugar Spice and Glitter
CVC Hearts // The Primary Post
Valentine’s Day Number Recognition Bingo Game // Schooling a Monkey
Valentine’s Day Activities (Heart Craft & Cutting Practice) // Fairy Poppins
Heart Counting Cards // Powerful Mothering
Sorting Hearts Fine Motor Tray // Teach Me Mommy
Candy Heart Estimation Station // The STEM Laboratory
Contraction Conversation Hearts // The Simplified Classroom
Chocolate Heart Play Dough Mats // Fantastic Fun and Learning
Jar of Hearts: Editable Sight Words to Read and Write // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Hearts Make Ten Game // Sara J Creations
Heart Roll, Cover and Write Mats // Fun Learning for Kids
Heart Ice and Oil Density Experiment // Science Kiddo
Candy Heart Sentences // Pages of Grace
Heart Sight Word Match // The Letters of Literacy
Heart Name Crafts // Fun-A-Day