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Play Dough Sight Word Cards

Are you looking for a new sight word activity that your kids are sure to love? Try these Play Dough Sight Word Cards!

Reading activities like these are a fun, hands-on way for your children to practice reading and spelling over 100 high frequency words. 

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Play Dough Sight Words Cards:

Why do your kids need to learn sight words? There are words that don’t follow the phonics “rules” so kids need to memorize them.

There are also words that are frequently used in writing so it is easier for children to remember them.

By remembering these words, they can build fluency and don’t have to sound them out every time they are reading. 

Fine Motor Activity

Not only does this sensory activity help your kids learn the first 101 sight words.

But, they will develop their fine motor skills and hand muscle strength by squeezing, rolling, and squishing the play dough too.

Those developmental skills are so important for pre-writers and beginning writers! 

Getting Ready To Use The Play Dough Sight Word Cards:

What’s Included:

  • 101 Sight Word Cards (1st Fry list)

What Else Is Needed:

  • White or Colored Card Stock
  • Laminator and Laminating Pouches
  • Scissors
  • Play Dough

To prepare this sight word activity, click on the button below to download and print the cards that you need.

I like to print this resource on colored card stock, because it is in black and white. Card stock is also more durable, but you can use copy paper too.

Next, cut the cards apart. Then, laminate the cards so your kids can use them over and over and cut them apart.

You can store the sight word cards, play dough, and any other supplies such as letter stamps cookie cutters in a plastic shoe box container.  

If you don’t want to use store bought play dough, try making our Kool-Aid Play Dough Recipe.

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How To Use The Sight Word Play Dough Cards:

To use this sight word activity, your kids will pick a card and read the sight word on it.

They will then spell the sight word by forming each letter in the word out of play dough.

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Your children can put the play dough right onto the letters on the card or make the letters bigger and form the letters on the table or a plastic tray.

Your kids can also use letter stamps or cookie cutters and play dough to spell the sight words. 

word work activity

These Play Dough Sight Word Cards are a fun, hands-on way for your kids to practice reading and spelling high frequency words.

This sensory activity will also help your children develop their fine motor skills and hand muscle strength too. 

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Tuesday 13th of December 2022

Thanks. Your idea is very nice.

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