Feed the Dog Sight Word Reading Game

Make learning to read sight words fun by creating a cute game for your beginning reader.  Your animal lover will love this Feed the Dog reading game.  It is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade children-- and easily adaptable to any word list.
Feed the Dog Sight Word Game - such a fun, clever, hands on sight words game to help kids in preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade practice dolch sight words

Big Brother LOVED reinforcing reading concepts through games, and now that it is Little Sis's turn to start reading, I came up with a fun game for her to practice her reading skills.

I love creating fun, hands-on games for my kiddos.  Here's our latest, Feed the Dog Reading Game.

Fun Sight Words Game for Kids

Create your own Feed the Dog reading game using letters of the alphabet for your preschooler, or sight words for your kindergarten kiddo, or simple CVC words for your 1st grader.

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  • paper cup
  • paper
  • sticky googly eyes
  • white paint
  • scissors
  • glue
  • small wooden sticks 
  • marker
To set up this cute Feed the Dog reading game, first assemble the paper cup "dog."  I had a black paper cup and chose to make him a Dalmatian.  I cut ears and a white circle for a large spot from white paper.  

Glue those pieces on, then add googly eyes. Next paint on a nose.

Using scissors, cut a slit under the nose and then cut out a small hole for the dog's mouth. Finally, prep the "dog bones" by writing a letter or word on each wooden stick with a marker.

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To play this game, have your child pick up a "bone" with a word on it.  Have your child read it, and if done correctly... Feed the Dog!

Another way to play would be to call out a word and have your child sort through the bones to find the correct one, and then... Feed the Dog!

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Play however you like, the point is to reinforce what your child is learning in a fun, hands-on way!  Enjoy!

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Kristina once thought of going into education, but changed her mind a few years in to her degree.  Ironically, she now has her hands full as a homeschooling mother of four.  With children of various ages from infant to 7, she shares a variety of educational and play activities for babies through elementary age children on School Time Snippets.  Follow along on Facebook and Pinterest.

Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.