Twister Sight Words

Learning Through Play

How great is it when we can get our kids learning their sight words when they don’t even know they are learning?

Forget those flashcards, I am all about turning learning into play and making learning exciting. We all know that exciting equals memorable.

That’s the beauty of engaging kids in a game they know, like Twister, and adding in a few sight words. Nothing like adding fun and learning all together now is there?

Sight Word Twister

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Not only did my son love this learning game when he was a little tike but my small reading groups used to beg to play this one too!

Supplies Needed:

  • Twister Game
  • 24 Index cards
  • Marker
  • tape

How To Play:

  • Choose your sight words and write them on the index cards with your Sharpie.
  • Fill each circle with a sight word (ABCs, numbers, shapes, the possibilities are endless).
  • Make sure to tape down those sight word cards so they don’t slip and slide all over the Twister mat.
  • Play!

There are always tons of giggles, tangled legs and arms, and of course a few falls along the way, but most of all a boat load of learning!


Just a Little FYI About Sight Words

Did you know The Dolch Sight Word List is a list of 220 of the most common sight words plus an additional 95 nouns. Check out my previous post, What Are Sight Words and Why Are They Important? for more information.

More Sight Word Learning Activities

Click on the captions and visit the posts to learn more about the sight word learning activities pictured.


sandbox are
Sandbox Sight Words


cookie sheet the
Cookie Sheet Sight Words






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