Pumpkin Sight Word Building Mats
If you are needing an interactive and fun way to practice sight words with your students this fall, look no further than these digital pumpkin sight word building mats! This editable sight word activity is perfect for use in the classroom during whole group instruction, small groups, literacy centers, or for students to use at home via digital learning.
Working with sight words, practicing spelling words, and reading words are key skills in kindergarten and 1st grade.
To use this pumpkin activity, students will read the word, type the word, and build the word using digital magnetic letters. On each slide, students will have multiple opportunities to practice each sight word.
This digital version makes the activity perfect to use anytime, anywhere, regardless of access to alphabet manipulatives.
These pumpkin patch sight word building mats are a ton of fun and work well as part of your October and/or fall-themed activities.
To start learning sight words with this activity, simply type in the words from any word list you choose into the “Read It” section and the students are ready to go!
Setting Up the Pumpkin Sight Word Mats in Google Slides
Students may use Google Slides™ to do this activity.
The download file includes a detailed guide with instructions and pictures on how to use this activity with you students, but it is quite simple to do.
If you are an instructor or teacher, you will want to copy the Google Slides assignment to your Google Drive and save it as a master copy.
Make sure that you click the dropdown next to the attachment. Pick the “Make a copy for each student” option.
Setting Up The Pumpkin Sight Word Activity in Seesaw
Students can also use this activity in Seesaw, if you would like.
You will click the Seesaw specific link in the download file. When you arrive at the activity, you will need to click the “Save Activity” button. Then you will assign the activity to your students.
Learning With The Pumpkin Sight Word Game
When it comes to learning sight words, the more fun, hands-on activities you can incorporate, the better! These pumpkin sight word building mats give students a hands-on and digital activity all in one!
To use this activity, students will read the sight word in the “Read It” box. Then they will type it in the “Type It” box. Finally, students will use the digital magnetic letters to build the sight word in the “Build It” box.
The digital magnetic letters are color-coded to differentiate vowels and consonants. Vowels are red and consonants are blue, giving students more exposure to these letter types and their differences.
There are a ton of ways to differentiate with these sight word building mats. You can choose any sight words or high-frequency words to include in the “Read It” section of the slides. You can assign individual or small group lists based on level or guided reading groups. This activity can even be used in the intermediate grades with more challenging words.
You can use this activity with:
- sight words
- high frequency words
- color words
- number words
- CVC words
- spelling words
- vocabulary words
Ideas For Using The Pumpkin Word Mats
These sight word building mats would be useful during:
- small group stations
- literacy centers
- guided reading groups
- reading intervention
- independent practice
- early finisher activities
- technology centers
- virtual learning
Other ideas for use would be:
- Have students find the hands-on sight word card that matches each slide.
- Complete the slide and then write the word on a recording sheet.
- Complete the slide and write a sentence using the sight word on a recording sheet.
I hope your class has a lot of fall-themed fun working on words with these pumpkin word building mats. Keep challenging your students with new words as their skills grow!
Click the button below to get the Digital Pumpkin Sight Word Building Mats activity for Google Slides and Seesaw.