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Learning to read words by sight is a big deal for early readers and paves the way for continued reading success. 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 way. This free Heart Match Valentine Sight Words Game is EDITABLE so you can use it with any words you wish!
*Pair with our Valentine’s Day Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Heart Match Valentine Sight Words 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 students need to practice.
I simply type in 12 sight words that we are working on and then poof! – they automatically populate onto the hearts for me.
You can use it with sight words as I did, but truthfully, you could use it with letters, math facts, high-frequency words – whatever you like!
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How to Play
When we played in a small group we first spread out the red hearts on the table. Then we read all 12 sight words together.
Next, we took turns picking up a pink heart and looking for its red heart match. We read the sight words again as we paired them up.
Since I use this activity in small groups, I like to 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.
This sight word game is also an excellent activity to add to Valentine’s Day literacy centers or to use for early finishers – so many possibilities!
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More Valentine-Themed Fun
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!
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
Chocolate Heart Play Dough Mats // Fantastic Fun and Learning
Jar of Hearts: Editable Sight Words to Read and Write // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Heart Roll, Cover, and Write Mats // Fun Learning for Kids
Heart Ice and Oil Density Experiment // Science Kiddo
Hearts Make Ten Game // Sara J Creations
Heart Match Sight Word Game // The Kindergarten Connection
Heart Name Crafts // Fun-A-Day