Go jellyfishing for Kindergarten Dolch words with an interactive Google Slides game!
Go Jellyfishing with a Dolch 25 – Sight Word Game!
We know that students respond well to learning through technology. We know they love games and references to pop culture too!
That’s why we’ve gone interactive with this engaging jellyfish sight word activity for your kindergarten students.
This activity includes the first 25 sight words from the Kindergarten Dolch Sight Word list. To play, students will listen for a word, then identify the word they heard, and select the jellyfish net with the correct word to catch the jellyfish. If a student makes a mistake, they are prompted to try again because the jellyfish escaped. If they are correct, they will move forward and see the jellyfish in its container.
Through this activity, students will show they can identify high-frequency words from a research-based list.
Tips on Scaffolding This Sight Word Activity
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your sight words reading lessons.
In addition to individual student work time, use this activity to enhance learning through guided reading groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments.
If you have a mixture of above and below-level English language learners/ESL students, we have a few suggestions for keeping students on track with these concepts:
🆘 Support Struggling Students
For further retention, have students write their sight words by hand as they work through the slides.
➕ Challenge Fast Finishers
Advanced learners can write sentences that include each sight word.
🧑🏫 Group Learning
Project the slides onto a screen and work through them as a class. Students can come up to the board and interact with the jellyfishing slides. You could also have students awaiting a turn to write the words in their writing notebooks.
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Please note that this teaching resource will download as a presentation of 63 Google Slides. There is also an accompanying PDF file for the teacher to use when reading aloud the words for the students to find.
Please be sure to open the activity in Presentation mode to use.
Alternatively, display or print slides to use them for your:
- Reading center
- Lesson warm-ups
- End of the day wrap-ups
- Fast finisher activities
- Homework assignments
This resource was created by Lisamarie Del Valle, a teacher in Florida and Teach Starter Collaborator.
Don’t stop there! We’ve got more activities and teaching tools to shorten your lesson planning time:
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A fishing game for students to review Dolch sight words.