Sight words are words that appear frequently in most of the text kids read, but can't easily be sounded out. Learning them helps children become more confident readers. This list contains the most common kindergarten sight words. Although kids won't need to be able to read these sight words until the end of kindergarten, if you've got a pre-K child itching to get started with sight words, this is a great place to start ... before kindergarten rolls around!

  • a
  • at
  • an
  • and
  • am
  • are
  • can
  • do
  • for
  • go
  • has
  • have
  • he
  • here
  • in
  • I
  • is
  • it
  • like
  • look
  • me
  • my
  • no
  • play
  • said
  • see
  • she
  • so
  • the
  • to
  • up
  • we

For much more literacy and word practice for kindergarteners see games, lesson plans, and more from our site at our page dedicated to nothing but kindergarten resources for you.

A great way for kids to learn sight words without it feeling like work is to use flashcards. We've got over 100 sight words in bright colors in our set of sight words flashcards.

To ramp up the fun even more, kids can practice their sight word skills by popping balloons, jumping in mud, and soaring through the sky in our free online sight words games.