Chalkboard Sight Word Tracing

Sometimes you just need something easy. I recently shared some of the easiest ways to practice sight words, and now I’ve got another idea to add to that list. If you’ve got a chalkboard, or in our case a chalkboard table, you’re all set.
I like to have activities like this all set up before I introduce it to my child. That way they don’t have to wait and can jump right in.
This chalkboard sight word tracing activity is easy to set up. All you need to do is write some of the sight words your child is learning on the chalkboard. Then, get out a cup of water and a paintbrush. Your invitation is ready!
All that’s left for your child to do is take a wet paintbrush and “paint” water over each word. I encouraged my daughter to say each word aloud before she “painted” it.
This is a quick idea to help your child learn sight words. Use the words they are struggling with or use this activity to introduce new words. Any bit of practice will help!
If you’re wondering what sight words your child needs to learn, you can use this list. (Click and save the Master List of Dolch Sight Words). I’ve had a copy since my oldest was in kindergarten and have referred to it often. I try to focus on ones I see my child struggling with as we read together.



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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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