The other day, I was volunteering in my son’s kindergarten classroom. I was creating a sight word game that was personalized for students. I loved it, but it was time consuming and I’m not going to lie…my hand was tired! While creating them, I thought of the idea for making this a printable board game that is also editable, meaning teachers or parents could go in and add in whatever sight words the child is working on. So that’s what I did!
This is super simple to use! I created four different game boards that are available in color and black and white!
The purpose of the game board is for a child to work on reading five sight words. In the PDF, there is a word bank. To create the game, simple type the five words in the word bank. Then you will see the words instantly go out to the spaces on the board game.
To play the game, you’ll need a dice and pawns for the number of players. One player rolls the dice. They go that many spaces on the board and then practice reading the word. The second player goes and does the same thing. The game continues until the first person reaches the end.
There is one game board that is longer and spreads out between two pages. You can tape the pages together to make it complete. (It’s available in color or black and white!)
The other three game boards are just on a single page.
It’s so easy to make for yourself!
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Open the PDF in Adobe Reader. It is free and you can download it here. Once you open it up, you’ll see blue boxes. In the blue boxes under the word bank is where you’ll type in the five words. It should look like this. After you type in the five words, the board game will be completely filled with words.
Then you can print it out and play! If you’re having printing issues, make sure you have the most current version of Adobe Reader.
Have fun with your beginning readers!