Tic-Tac-Toe Sight Word Activity

Don’t you just love when your kiddos are happily engaged in learning and having fun? That’s one of my favorite things to see in my little learners.

I am always on the hunt for quick easy games to play with my little readers. Here is a super simple Tic-Tac-Toe game to get those kiddos writing and reading their sight words!


How much easier can this be? All you need is a piece of paper and some crayons! Easy Peeze!

Choose two words your child needs practice with and play a game of tic-tac-toe, but instead of using X and O substitute sight words!

Think about how many senses your kiddo will be using while practicing those high frequency words. They are saying the word, writing the word, then reading and seeing it at the end!

Do you have a younger child that isn’t quite ready for sight words yet? No problem. This game is so versatile.

Instead of using high frequency words, switch the words out and letters instead. Pick out two letters you want to focus on.

As your kiddo writes the letter add an extra layer of learning. Have him say the letter and then the letter sound, a /a/ or c /c/. You end up using three learning modalities, visual (sight), auditory (sound), tactile (writing).

The importance of this is that the more modalities we use in learning something new, the stronger the connections are in the brain.

Keep the fun and learning going! You can use this for number recognition, shape identification, color practice! There are so many skills that can be plugged into this simple game.

And the best part? You can do it anywhere! Need a time filler while waiting in the doctor’s office or something to entertain the kiddos at a restraunt?

Remember, all you need are a few crayons and a piece of paper!!

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