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Sight Word Game – Four in a Row (printable)

Sight Word Game – Four in a Row (printable)
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Sight Word Game – Four in a Row

Four in a Row is a fun and easy way to practice sight words
(or any other words, letters, colors, shapes, numbers, Math facts, or Science questions).
How to Play: 
  1. Read the word.
  2. If you read it correctly, cover that square with one of your game pieces.
  3. The first person to get four in a row (across, up/down, or diagonal) wins!
When we played if B missed a word, I corrected him and he was still allowed to put his game piece on the square. It is all about practicing the words and having fun.
I tried to cover words that I knew he was already able to read and leave the trickier words for him. Doing that and still trying to play with a little strategy was tricky for me because he is pretty in tune to the strategy of the game at this point.

Feel free to download this Four in a Row Template to save you time.

  1. Print and write in words, letters, numbers, Math facts, Science questions, etc.
  2. Read the word or answer the question.
  3. If you get it right, cover that square.
  4. Continue taking turns until a player gets four in a row.

Other Sight Word Games We’ve Tried:

Sight Word Game with Popsicle Sticks


Michelle Breum

Monday 8th of April 2013

Four in a row games are really fun. When I volunteered in one of my children's classrooms last year, the teacher had some four in a row games to practice math facts.


Wednesday 23rd of January 2013

Thank you for sharing where can you get the heart shape that you're using as the actual markers?

The Activity Mom

Wednesday 23rd of January 2013

The heart gems that we used for markers can be found at dollar stores, Target, and craft stores.

For markers you can also use m&ms, cheerios, bottle tops, blocks, or any other small item you have on hand.