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Winter Themed Where’s the Penguin Sight Word Hide and Seek Game for Primer

Winter Themed Where’s the Penguin Sight Word Hide and Seek Game for Primer

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Grade level
Resource Type

Games, Literature Circles, Centers


Reading, Winter

Where is the penguin? This winter sight word game is great for students who are practicing sight word recognition and beginning reading skills. This game can be used in a pocket chart or on a table top for an early education classroom. The cards are available in two formats, 6 to a page and 4 to a page to accommodate different sized pocket charts.

Ways to Use

  • small group game
  • whole class game
  • circle time game
  • student led literacy center
  • one on one instruction to target specific sight words for struggling students

Where’s the Penguin is a game for centers or whole group instruction where a penguin is hidden behind a snowball. A poem is chanted where the student(s) must say the sight word they think the penguin is behind. Once guessed, the sight word is removed. If the penguin is behind the snowball, then the penguin must be hidden again to play further. If the penguin is not behind the snowball, then the poem is chanted again with a new sight word.

This product contains all 52 Primer sight words:

all, am, are, at, ate, be, black, brown, but, came, did, do, eat, four, get, good, have, he, into, like, must, new, no, now, on, our, out, please, pretty, ran, ride, saw, say, she, so, soon, that, there, they, this, too, under, want, was, well, went, what, white, who, will, with, yes

1 review
    Valerie L.
    14 Jul 2023
    They love games where they get to find something! This was such a fun activity during the winter months to review our sight words with a cute little friend!