Give your kindergartener or first grader a head start with free Printable Coloring Sight Words Flash Cards that pair perfectly with I Can Read! books.
Post is sponsored by HarperCollins. All opinions stated here are my own.
Guys, I’m going to have a 1st grader this school year. A 1st grader! I cannot believe my little princess is already in elementary school. Kindergarten was a big transition for her, as you can imagine! Being in school all day, homework, and limited play time is definitely something she was not used to. Kindergarten is also where she was introduced to sight words and learning how to read. It definitely was a big change for her but she was excited to learn.
We made trips to the library and bookstore to pick up I Can Read! early reader series. The series is organized into color-coded levels to make it easy to identify which books are appropriate for your child. You can read all about the levels by visiting the website.
Last year, my daughter was reading the level My First: Shared Reading. Now that she is heading to 1st grade we’re moving up to Level 1: Beginning Reading. Don’t miss our giveaway at the end of this post for your own chance to win a set of I Can Read! books!
Even though it is Summer, we’ve been reviewing sight words and reading every single night. My daughter’s teacher gave all the parents a checklist with tips on things to practice during Summer break. Practicing sight words and reading are top on the list. The I Can Read! Level 1: Beginning Reading books incorporate many of the sight words my daughter has learned and will learn so I decided to create some fun coloring sight word flashcards.
Printable Coloring Sight Words Flash Cards
Materials Needed to Make Your Own Coloring Sight Words Flash Cards
- Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, or any editing programs
- Digital Stamp Clipart
Step 1: Open Powerpoint. Use a blank slide, set the slide to 8.5 x 11, and change to portrait.
Step 2: Click on shapes and select the rectangle with the rounded corners (if that is what you prefer). Change the background to white and size it to 2.6 Height x 3.75 Width. Duplicate the shape so you can fix multiple on one sheet. I was able to fix 5 rectangles on one slide.
Step 3: Using the Word Art feature, select the outline option and type the sight word. Change the line color to black and the fill to white. Repeat the process for all the words and place them in the rectangle.
Step 4: Add any clip art or background to each rectangle, if you desire. Repeat for each flash card or duplicate.
Step 5: Print on cardstock paper, then cut using scissors.
If you don’t want to make your own, you can click here to get your own printable coloring sight word flash cards.
I created the flashcards to go with her I Can Read! Level 1: Beginning Reading series. One of the best parts of the series is that the books feature familiar characters which make her all the more excited to read them! My daughter enjoys reading Pinkalicious, Fancy Nancy, Biscuit, Paddington, and The Berenstain Bears. I remember reading books with some of these characters when I was a little girl so it brings me so much joy to see her enjoying them too!
Her reading has improved significantly since we started reading the Level 1 books. Sometimes she’ll read words and sentences she sees at the mall or outside while driving. She carries her little flash cards everywhere she goes. Add a hole in the corner of the flash cards then add a book ring to keep them together. It makes it so easy to travel with.
The I Can Read! book series makes it easy for parents to find the right level for their child and characters that will get them excited. You can learn even more about the series by watching this YouTube video!
Ready for a giveaway?
Get your little reader back-to-school ready! One (1) winner (with a U.S. mailing address) receives:
- A sampling of five I Can Read! books;
- Plus a State Bags lunchbox!
What is your child’s favorite book to read?