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Back-to-School Sight Word Activity

As school starts back up again, it’s important to make sure your kids are prepared for the year ahead. One way to help them get ready is with resources like this Back-to-School Sight Word Activity.

School literacy activities like this one will help your young learners become familiar with common words that they’ll see as they learn how to read.

So get started today and help your preschoolers and kindergarteners get ready for a successful school year!

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Sight words are words that are recognized by sight, rather than sounded out. They are also known as high frequency words because they occur often in printed text.

Since sight words make up such a large percentage of the English language, it is important for children to learn them early on.

By being able to recognize sight words quickly and easily, children can gain confidence in their reading skills and become more fluent readers.

Getting Ready to Use the School Sight Word Resource:

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What’s Included:

  • Pencil Pouch Picture
  • Over 50 Pencil Sight Word Cards

What Else Is Needed:

  • White Card Stock 
  • Laminator
  • Laminating Pouches
  • Scissors 
  • Paper Bag or Cardboard Box
  • Glue

To prepare this sight word activity for your kids, click on the button below and fill out the form.

Next, download and print the pencil pouch and pencil cards on white card stock.

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Then, laminate the printables and cut out all the pieces. 

Finally, tape or glue the pencil pouch onto a paper bag or cardboard box and cut out the mouth. 

How to Use the School Word Work Activity:

For this sight word activity, your children will pick one of the pencil cards.

Next, they will read the sight word on it as they “feed” it or put it in the pencil pouch.

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If your kids are just starting to learn sight words, start with just a few cards.

After they learn those words, you can add more cards every time they do this activity until they have learned the whole set.

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This way, your children will learn the words without getting overwhelmed and it will help them gain confidence in their reading ability. 

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This Back-to-School Sight Words Activity is a fun word work resource for your preschoolers and kindergarteners to do at the beginning of the new year.

More Back-to-School Activities:

To extend this back-to-school activity, you can pair it with these picture books and other themed literacy resources.

Back-to-School Books for Kids:

Share these picture books with your preschoolers and kindergarteners to get them ready for the beginning of the school year.

Froggy Goes to School by Jonathan London

Curious George’s First Day of School by H. A. Rey

Time for School, Little Blue Truck Big Book by Alice Schertle 

Back-to-School Literacy Activities for Kids:

Your students will work on letter recognition, fine motor skills, and much more with these back-to-school literacy activities.

Back-to-School Letter Search Activity

Back-to-School Writing Activities from 3 Boys and a Dog

School Letter Writing Mats

Back-to-School Preschool Math Centers from Homeschool Preschool

Back-to-School Color By Letter Worksheets

You May Also Like These Morning Tubs for Preschool:

Are you looking for a new morning routine? These themed Morning Tubs are an entertaining and engaging way to start the day.

This year-long bundle of morning work includes 120 independent literacy and math activities that are perfect for children in preschool or kindergarten.

Click on the picture below to learn more about the activities included in this bundle!

Download the Back-to-School Sight Word Printables:

Click on the button below and fill out the form to get the printables for this school-themed sight word activity.