Making Your Own Sight Word Puzzles

I love changing up how we use printables. My girls love different activities and variety. I’m always looking for a new way to use our flashcards. I have a fun post that has Top 10 Ways to use Flashcards.

Today I’ll show you one fun way we use our sight word flashcards. This is a fun activity that my girls love to make.

Making Your Own Sight Word Puzzles - hands on activity for kids using sight words - 3Dinosaurs.com

I love that this is an activity that kids can be creative as they want while making these puzzles. Each puzzle is unique to them. This is great for some fine motor and working on their sight words.

I have a lot of fun watching them make these puzzles. It is simple and easy to make.

What you need for this activity: scissors, 2 copies sight word cards, and crayons.

Making Your Own Sight Word Puzzles - hands on activity for kids using sight words - 3Dinosaurs.com

I print off two copies of the sight word cards and cut them out ahead of time. I have cut out the cards so that they don’t have to do all the cutting. I always pick the words they might need to work on. I do a sight word evaluation and pick some words she knows well and some she does not know as well.

Making Your Own Sight Word Puzzles - hands on activity for kids using sight words - 3Dinosaurs.com

I gave her one copy of the sight word cards. She then picked out the colors she wanted to use. I love giving her all the crayons colors we have so that she can use many different shades and colors. For every letter on the flashcard, she colors them a different color.

Making Your Own Sight Word Puzzles - hands on activity for kids using sight words - 3Dinosaurs.com

After you have the cards all colored, she cut them between each letter. This was tons of fun and kids love to do cutting with scissors. We put the finished puzzles on top of the second flash card.

Making Your Own Sight Word Puzzles - hands on activity for kids using sight words - 3Dinosaurs.com

After you are done you get to have tons of fun just playing with your puzzles. You can do one at a time or mix them up and do several words at a time.

Making Your Own Sight Word Puzzles - hands on activity for kids using sight words - 3Dinosaurs.com

After we are done we are done with the puzzles I put them in a plastic bag that I have punched holes on. They I put them in a 3 ring binder for storage while we are working on those words.

Making Your Own Sight Word Puzzles - hands on activity for kids using sight words - 3Dinosaurs.com

Check out these other sight word activities and printables:

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About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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2 Responses to Making Your Own Sight Word Puzzles

  1. Emma says:

    What a creative idea for using the printables – and such an easy way to make sight words a little more fun!

  2. Pingback: Ways to Practice Sight Words at Home - Teach Me Mommy

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