Brrring on the mittens and scarves because winter is here! When it’s too cold to go outside, us educators have to work a little harder to keep kiddos from getting too stir crazy this time of year. We can accomplish this by utilizing engaging and fun educational activities like this Winter Editable Sight Word Activity! I really think your students will enjoy this sight word activity and with many ways to play. It’ll be a hit in your classroom all winter long!
*Find more Editable Sight Word Centers and Activities for the school year here!
Winter Sight Word Activity
My absolute favorite thing about this literacy activity is that it is Editable!
That’s right! You get to choose the words that your students are practicing at center time.
Who Should Use this Printable?
This activity is suitable for Pre-K to first grade students. You can use this in your homeschool or traditional classroom setting.
Differentiate learning with this editable printable – 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 sight words on the crayon cards and recording sheet for you!
Print different word lists for small groups. You can focus on sets of words for each group of kiddos!
Let’s get started!
- Seek a Sight Word Coloring Page (at the end of the post)
- 15 Sight Word Mitten Cards (at the end of the post)
- Winter themed manipulatives or mini erasers (optional in place of coloring with crayons or markers)
- dry erase pockets if you are making the pages reusable
- Clipboard (optional)
RELATED LINK: Snow Centers and Activities for Pre-K/Kindergarten
How to Use this Activity
The possibilities are endless with an editable activity. You can choose to use winter-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 white colored candies, winter-themed manipulatives or mini erasers to “cover up” the sight word mittens on the recording sheet instead of coloring with crayons or markers, to make it reusable! You might also just slide the pages into a dry erase pocket or sheet protector too!
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 sight word mitten cards. Place the Seek a Sight Word Coloring page in your literacy center with crayons, markers, or colored pencils and Sight Word Mitten Cards.
Students will take a sight word card 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 mitten cards have been read and the mittens have been 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 or marker 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 correct sight word. 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 sight word mittens 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 sight word fun? Grab your copy of this Winter Editable Sight Word Game by clicking the blue button at the very end of the post.
Then, hop on over to see our Penguin Sight Word Game!