Shamrocks, adorable Leprechauns, rainbows, and the color green are just a few ways we can make learning extra exciting in the month of March! Bring some fun to your literacy centers this month with this Editable St. Patrick’s Day Sight Word Game! You read that right…this FREE activity is EDITABLE! That means you get to choose the words you want your students to practice!
Hint: read all the way to the end to see our fun variations to this sight word game!
Editable St. Patrick’s Day Sight Word Game
This activity is suitable for Pre-K to first grade students. You can use this in your homeschool or traditional classroom setting.
Since this printable is editable, you can choose any 15 words that you’d like your students to focus on. You simply type them on the custom word generator page – and it will auto-populate the shamrocks and recording sheet for you!
Let’s get started!
- Seek a Sight Word Coloring Page (at the end of the post)
- 15 Sight Word Shamrocks (at the end of the post)
- Shamrock candy or green colored manipulatives (optional in place of crayons)
- dry erase pockets if you are making the pages reusable
How to Use this Activity
The best thing about this FREE printable is…it’s EDITABLE!
The possibilities are endless with an editable activity. You can choose to use March themed words, spelling words, High-Frequency Words, Dolch Words, Sight Words and the list goes on!
I am so excited for you to use this with your students and I have a few variations to share with you.
Tip: Use candy shamrocks or green colored manipulatives to “cover up” the shamrocks on the recording sheet instead of using crayons to make it reusable! Just slide the pages into a dry erase pocket or sheet protector!
Seek a Sight Word and Color
This would make for an easy prep center activity. Just download the editable file and type in your word list.
Print, laminate and cut apart the Shamrock words. Place the Seek a Sight Word Coloring page in your literacy center with crayons and Sight Word Shamrocks.
Students will draw a shamrock from the pile, read it, and find it on the recording sheet by coloring it in.
The activity continues until all of the sight word shamrock cards have been read and colored in on the recording sheet.
Seek a Sight Word and Color Partner Race
This variation is played similarly but in pairs.
Two players share a recording sheet and each pick one color crayon that is their designated color.
Player #1 draws a card, reads the sight word and finds it on the recording sheet and colors in the shamrock. Player #2 then proceeds as player #1 did.
If a player doesn’t know the sight word, they must put the card at the bottom of the pile and they miss their turn. The player with the most shamrocks colored at the end of the game is the winner.
Read the Room Seek a Sight Word
Children scatter the sight words around the classroom either alone or with a partner. Students will use the recording sheet to color in the words as they find them around the classroom.
If this activity is used in pairs, then one child can hide the words around the classroom while his/her partner then finds them.
Students then take turns and switch so each child has a turn to hide and seek.
Grab Your Copy
Ready for some Shamrock-themed sight word fun? Grab your copy of this Editable St. Patrick’s Day Sight Word Game by clicking the blue button below.
Then, for TONS of sight word fun for March, hop over and grab our EDITABLE March Sight Word Centers!