Learning Apple Sight Words Game for Kindergarten

Help make learning sight words fun with this interactive sight word apple game!

Learning Sight Words Apple Game for Kindergarten, fall literacy activities

Sight Words in Kindergarten

Sight words are the words most commonly used in written text. Often times, these words can not be sounded out, rather need to be memorized.  Teaching your child the top sight words will help them to become a stronger reader with fluency.  They should be able to read these words quickly, without needing to stop and sound them out.

Sight Word Apple Game, A Playful Learning Activity

My kindergartner is going to school during the day, but I want to continue to make learning FUN at home.  This allows me to enrich and extend the learning at school.  Since our tot-school theme of the week is apples, we kept the same theme =)

Materials Needed for the Sight Word Apple Game

Cork Board
Construction Paper
Permanent Marker
Stapler and Staples

Directions to make the Sight Word Apple Game

1. Cover the cork board with a construction paper color of your choice. I used blue.
2. Cut out the tree.  Staple this to the board.
3. Staple the soft side of the Velcro to the bottom of the tree.
4. Cut out small apples and write the sight words that you are working on.
5. Staple pieces of the rough Velcro side to the backs of the apples.

Ideas for using the Sight Word Apple Game

  • Children can "pick" the sight word apples off the tree.  
  • They can harvest the sight words that begin with a given sound. IE Pick all the apples that begin with the {s} sound.
  • Children also liked hiding the apples around the house and stick them on the tree as they found them.
  • They can pick and apple, then say a sentence using that sight word.

Sight Word Apple Memory Game for kindergarten literacy education

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We also had a "big kid" book club where a group of 4-5 year olds got together and read apple stories.  I just bought the collection of apple books and Lalaloopsy: Let's Pick Apples! was a favorite of my daughters.  I challenged her to find some of our sight words in the book while we were reading it!

We shared these books at book club and brought a sight word memory game for the kids to make and a coloring page for the younger siblings.  I was surprised that the kids just wanted to make the game, but not play it.  They were more interested in hiding the construction paper apples that were labeled with numbers 1-10, finding them, and putting the apples in order!  My goal was to get them working and learning together, so even if they did it with another activity - SUCCESS!

Teaching Sight Words? Read "Let's Pick Apples" and Make an Apple Tree Sight Word Game

For Even More Sight Word Apple Activities from Around the Web

Hippity Hop Sight Word Game from Learning 4 Kids
Apple Sight Word Collection from The Measured Mom
Apple Sight Word Printables from Izzy, Mac, and Me

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Happy Learning!


Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

Oh, I just made an apple sight word game this week! I like how your kids made sentences with the words they found!

would love to invite you to link this up to the Sunday Showcase - http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Showcase


Shauna said...

What a clever idea. Even though my little ones are back in school we still do a lot of fun learning and crafts at home as well.
Thanks again for sharing this great interactive idea at my "All Things Wonderful Wed. Link Party" and I hope that you will come back again this week.

Aimee from Classified: Mom said...

I love how you incorporated fall into learning sight words! Thank you for linking up to The Sunday Showcase!

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

I love the sight words tree - what a fun way to practice recognizing words!

Julie said...

I love the tree! We have a store-bought sight word bingo game and my kids love playing it. Maybe next time you all get together the kids will want to play the game they made. :-)

Raising a Happy Child said...

This is a cute idea! I should keep our sight words more visible to daughter. She can read them, of course, but spelling them is an entirely different matter :)

Rebecca English said...

I have shared these on the Sunday showcase pinterest board. Thanks for linking.

The Iowa Farmer's Wife said...

Stopping by to let you know I featured this today on The Sunday Showcase!

Kim @ The Educators Spin On It said...

Thank you so much!

Anna @ The Measured Mom said...

This is great. My preschoolers would love this!

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