Work on Valentine's Day sight words with a sweetheart reading activity, from Julie, that's perfect for early readers and kindergarteners!
My son is getting into beginning reading and sight words. As we start his reading journey, I want to be sure to keep things light and fun!
Valentine’s Day Sight Word Hearts for Early Readers
We dreamed up this simple sight words activity for Valentine’s Day to keep learning engaging and lighthearted.
For more reading fun, try these 12 sight word activities.
To make your own Valentine’s Day sight word activity, you’ll need:
- construction paper
- index cards
DIY Sight Word Hearts for Valentine’s Day
First, I prepped for the activity. I wrote out a few sight words on index cards.
We only work on 5-10 words at a time. You don’t want to overwhelm your child with too many words at once.
You’ll also want to try this fun sight word jump & grab game!
Then I cut out a handful of small hearts from construction paper. I wrote the letters of the words separately on the paper hearts.
To start our game I set out a sight word card on the table. I scattered some lettered paper hearts on the table as well.
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Then we started to make words!
Practice Sight Words with Lots of Love
Here are some tips for playing this sight word game with your child:
- Have your child read the word. If they have trouble, help them read it correctly the first time.
- Let your child repeat the word a few times.
- Have your child use the lettered hearts to spell out the word. Trace the letters as they spell.
- Then let your child read the sight word from the heart letters.
Both sight words and phonics are essential for learning to read. But with sight words, especially, it’s all about repetition!
This fun Valentine’s Day sight word activity will help your child build fluency with these common words.
Need more sight word fun? Try this bean bag toss sight word game.
We love playing games as we learn sight words!