Inside: Teach your kids their ABC’s or sight words the fun way with this seal sight word game. These are part of the ultimate printable activities for kids collection.
When I’m trying to teach my kids at home, there’s one thing I want to focus on:
Sure, once both my kids are in school, I’ll become the homework enforcer, but on our own time, I want to help them realize learning is fun.
There’s an argument I keep hearing with parents lately about having “too much fun”. You know, like there is even such a thing.
I know I could never think I’m having too much fun. It’s like the old country song says, what’s that mean?
I think I know where they’re coming from; they think that having too much fun is synonymous with saying all play and no hard work, but I completely disagree.
I want my kids to realize that they can and should have an attitude that makes everything they do fun.
And having fun while learning is close to the top of my list.
Which is why I try to make all these activities not only educational in some way or another, but also fun.
Printable Sight Word Game
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Since my boys are currently 6 and 2, there’s a big gap in knowledge at this point. To help bridge that gap and get them to play a game together, I created this sight word seal game that can teach kids their ABCs or various level sight words.
You can pick up a copy for your home or school below:
- Seal Word Game
- Color Copy Digital Cover Paper
- 2″ Circle Punch (I like this one so you can see exactly where you’re punching)
- Scissors (These are my favorite for precision cutting)
- Print out a seal game piece for each player. Print out the pages containing the balls needed for each player.
- Cut out each seal game piece with scissors. Use the 2″ circle punch to cut out all ball game pieces.
- If you’re playing with players of different skills levels, make sure each one knows which color ball they are. Scatter the balls face down on the table.
- The first player chooses a ball of their color, then flips it over. They try to read the letter or word on the ball. If they get the letter or word correct, they get to keep the ball and balance it on the seal’s nose. If the player gets the letter or word incorrect, then the ball goes back into the pile face down.
- If a player draws a fish card, then the seal gets distracted, eats the fish, and the player must give one of the balls they earned back to the pile.
- Play continues until one player balances 10 balls on their seal’s nose. If you want to make it more of a cooperative game, then play until each player has at least 10 balls on their seal’s noses.
I’m always on the lookout for fun ways to teach kids sight words. Do you have a method you love to use? If so, please let me know in the comments below.