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It’s not quite summer yet, but the sun has made an appearance (which can be a rare thing around here) and we are ready for it to stick around awhile! To aid in our wishful thinking, we are bringing some summer themed activities to our learning with these Sunshine Sight Word Puzzles. The best part – they are EDITABLE!
*Pair with our Summer Centers & Activities for Pre-K/Kindergarten!
Sunshine Sight Word Puzzles
These super fun sight word puzzles make learning sight words a blast! Plus, they allow for customization and differentiation!
The puzzles are editable, which means you can work on any sight words you want – you could even turn it into an alphabet matching game, numbers- whatever you wish!
How to Prep
Getting these puzzles ready is as easy as it gets. I simply made sure the words I needed were on the bright and colorful suns, then I printed them.
The Dolch pre-primer list is pre-populated in there with common sight words but they can be easily changed out.
After laminating, I cut out the suns in their squares.
Next, cut on the solid black line to cut the words in half and create a two piece “puzzle” for each one.
Ways to Use the Sight Word Puzzles
I didn’t put out too many puzzles at one time because that can get a bit overwhelming. Instead, I picked 5-7 words we are working on and played the matching game in a small group.
These puzzles gave us a good challenge! Sometimes the letters are even cut down the middle and we really had to think and look for parts that fit together evenly. Once we found ones that fit, we tried to read the word.
You could add these puzzles into your literacy centers and make them self-checking. Simply write the sight word on both halves of the puzzle, that way kids can check independently to see if they matched them up correctly. Just be sure to print on cardstock so that they aren’t see through!
In our small groups we matched them up and read them aloud together. By the time we finished the initial few, my kids were ready for more!
RELATED RESOURCE: Sentence Sorters – Summer
Grab Your Free Copy
Ready to play with your own set of Sunshine Sight Word Puzzles? Grab your free copy of the editable version by clicking on the large, yellow download button below! It downloads as a PowerPoint and will give you simple instructions for adding your own words. Happy Reading!
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