Sight Word Centers with Pins and Paper {220 Pages!}

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Sight Word Centers with Pins and Paper

Your students will have fun practicing their sight words by pinning letters and popping balloons! Students staple a piece of construction paper to the back of a sight word paper while sitting on the carpet or at a desk with a carpet square underneath the paper. Students place a push pin (I like using the jumbo push pins) on each dot in the letters, eventually forming the sight word. They will then have fun looking for the sight word among the balloons and ‘popping’ the balloon when they recognize the sight word. Students also get practice writing the sight word on the dashed lines at the bottom of the page.

After they are finished pinning, students can rip off the top paper, tape the construction paper to the windows in your classroom, and let the sun shine through. Sometimes I don't bother stapling a piece of construction paper to the back of the paper, but my students still enjoy pinning their sight words! This listing includes all 220 sight words on the entire dolch list. This is a word work or literacy centers activity!

Included words are:
Pre-primer: a, and, away, big, blue, can, come, down, find, for, funny, go, help, here, I, in, is, it, jump, little, look, make, me, my, not, one, play, red, run, said, see, the, three, to, two, up, we, where, yellow, you

Primer: all, am, are, at, ate, be, black, brown, but, came, did, do, eat, four, get, good, have, he, into, like, must, new, no, now, on, our, out, please, pretty, ran, ride, saw, say, she, so, soon, that, there, they, this, too, under, want, was, well, went, what, white, who, will, with, yes

1st Grade: after, again, an, any, as, ask, by, could, every, fly, from, give, giving, had, has, her, him, his, how, just, know, let, live, may, of, old, once, open, over, put, round, some, stop, take, thank, them, then, think, walk, were, when

2nd Grade: always, around, because, been, before, best, both, buy, call, cold, does, don't, fast, first, five, found, gave, goes, green, its, made, many, off, or, pull, read, right, sing, sit, sleep, tell, their, these, those, upon, us, use, very, wash, which, why, wish, work, would, write, your

3rd Grade: about, better, bring, carry, clean, cut, done, draw, drink, eight, fall, far, full, got, grow, hold, hot, hurt, if, keep, kind, laugh, light, long, much, myself, never, only, own, pick, seven, shall, show, six, small, start, ten, today, together, try, warm

Looking for individual lists of pinning words? Check out the links below:

Pin Sight Words on the Pre-Primer Dolch List
Pin Sight Words on the Primer Dolch List
Pin Sight Words on the 1st Grade Dolch List
Pin Sight Words on the 2nd Grade Dolch List
Pin Sight Words on the 3rd Grade Dolch List

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Sight Word Centers with Pins and Paper {220 Pages!}
Sight Word Centers with Pins and Paper {220 Pages!}
Sight Word Centers with Pins and Paper {220 Pages!}
Sight Word Centers with Pins and Paper {220 Pages!}
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