Fishing for Sight Words

A few years ago I made my son this fishing game, which is simple to make and lots of fun to play. I decided it would be a great way for him to study his sight words in addition to the Parking Lot Sight Word Game we’ve been playing.


  • Colorful card stock paper
  • Paper clips
  • Scissors
  • Yarn
  • Round Magnet (available @ any craft store)
  • Glue Gun
  • Wooden Dowel (available @ any craft store)


Cut out fish shapes from various colored card stock, and attach a paper clip to the fish cutout.  Then write a sight word on one side of the fish.

Next take your dowel and attach yarn to it (you can determine your own length), but don’t make it too long otherwise it can make the string harder to control for the kids when fishing.  Then take a small round magnet and hot glue gun it to the end of the yarn.

Have your child go fishing..  Once the child catches a fish, have them read the sight word.  If they read it correctly, they get to keep the fish.  If they don’t know the word, tell them how to pronounce it, and put it back in the “lake”.  The goal is to catch all the fish.