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iPad Apps and Activities for Sight Word Practice

Today I’m sharing some my favorite iPad apps and activities for practicing sight words. All of these apps are free, and some have the option to purchase additional words/activities.  

Sight Words: Kids Learn by Teacher Created Materials

The kids start off with tracing each word they see.  If they don’t know the word, they can press the star and have it read aloud to them.  They can also record their own voice by clicking on the microphone.  As they make their way through the list it allows them to play different games/activities.  The bottom images show two of the activities: tic-tac-toe and sentence building with word tiles.  This app is free with the option to purchase additional words.

Best FREE Sight Word Apps & activities for kids to use on the iPad.
Best FREE Sight Word Apps & activities for kids to use on the iPad.
My students love slicing their way through the words that pop up on this free app.  If they get a word wrong, it gives it to them again to make sure they have mastered it. (Note: This app is no longer free, but I’m keeping it on here because my kiddos love it so much.)
Best FREE Sight Word Apps & activities for kids to use on the iPad.

Students can choose from a variety of colors (even glitter!) to write with using this free app.  I’ll have them either do sight word steps or write sentences using their sight words.

Best FREE Sight Word Apps & activities for kids to use on the iPad.
This is a free and simple app that allows students to drag letters onto the board to build words.

Best FREE Sight Word Apps & activities for kids to use on the iPad.
Students drag tiles to make given words with this free app.  I love that I can customize the lists and options to differentiate for my students.  In the picture below, the word is given and read aloud.  You can also make it more challenging by removing the word so it functions like a word scramble. (Note: This app is now $0.99.)

Best FREE Sight Word Apps & activities for kids to use on the iPad.
We’ve only used the free version of this app, but there is an option to purchase more words and games.  My students have a blast trying to swipe the eggs that are flying across the screen.  Points are lost for swiping the wrong word to discourage them from guessing.  Just be sure to change the speed if it’s too easy.
Best FREE Sight Word Apps & activities for kids to use on the iPad.
I now have digital sight word practice for Google Slides/Google Classroom HERE.

In addition, my students also use my audio QR code activities to practice their sight words.  My kiddos love moving around the room during center time, so the “Listen and Write” activity is probably their favorite.  They scan a QR code to hear my voice reading one of the words aloud.  They then write the word they heard on the appropriate line of their recording sheet.        

Best FREE Sight Word Apps & activities for kids to use on the iPad.
For the “Listen and Match” activity, students scan a QR code to listen to a sight word being read aloud.  Then they match it to the puzzle piece displaying that word.

Best FREE Sight Word Apps & activities for kids to use on the iPad.
For the “Listen and Color” activity, students scan the QR code to listen to the word and then color that word on their recording sheet.   
Best FREE Sight Word Apps & activities for kids to use on the iPad.

The pre-primer through third grade packs are available separately or as a money-saving bundle HERE.  
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