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Dolch Sight Words Flash Cards – Pre-primer

Dolch included the following sight words on his pre-primer list: a, and, away, big, blue, can, come, down, find, for, funny, go, help, here, I, in, is, it, jump, little, look, make, me, my, not, one, play, red, run, said, see, the, three, to, two, up, we, where, yellow & you.

Dolch Sight Words Flash Cards

Each PDF file below contains 40 Dolch pre-primer sight word flash cards. The files are large so it will take a few moments to retrieve each one. Consider laminating the flash cards or adhering them to index cards or similar paper stock.

Pre-primer Flash Cards
Regular Font
Pre-primer Flash Cards
Dotted Font
Pre-primer Flash Cards
Bubble Font

Sight Word Flash Card Checklist

Use this checklist to track a child’s progress. Our kindergarten teacher performed quarterly assessments to determine which words a child could automatically recognize. Using colored highlighters, they tracked this information on a similar form and included it in each child’s data notebook. Using crayons, you could also let your child color in each box as they correctly identify a word. Click here for a PDF file of the sight word checklist.

Sight Word Flash Cards Instruction

Assist your child in automatically recognizing high frequency words. Flash cards provide the perfect exercise to introduce sight words or review previously learned ones. If learning new words, select several sight words. Review each sight word with your child and then mix up the cards and then “flash” each card. If your child struggles with a word, provide assistance.

Flashcards are very easy to assemble; requiring only a writing instrument and paper. Consider using our flash cards using the following three different fonts:

  • Regular font,
  • Dotted lines, and
  • Bubble font.

The dotted line flash cards provide the perfect letter formation review. Let your child trace the letters on each card. The bubble font flash cards add some fun and creativity to an educational activity. Let your child decorate each flash card. Color each sight word and when applicable draw a stick figure or cut out a picture in a magazine or newspaper that represents the sight word (some words will be more difficult than others to illustrate, e.g., as, of). For a more traditional look, the regular font sight word flash cards are the perfect solution. You will most likely use these cards many times, so please consider laminating each flash card or printing on card stock paper.

Sight Words Flash Cards

The PDF files below contain 1 page or 8 sight words. Gradually introducing sight words is ideal when a child is learning new words. Remember to review previously learned one every day.

Sight words: a, and, in, is, it, the, to & you

Sight words: can, come, for, here, I, me, my & we

Sight words: up, look, go, big, not, said, see & play

Sight words: blue, red, yellow, run, make, jump, help & down

Sight words: one, two, three, find, away, funny, little & where

Once your child masters the above 40 pre-primer sight words, move to the next level (primer) of Dolch sight words flash cards.

4 comments… add one
  • Thank you so much it was very much needed so my child can learn his sight words to began reading. Thank you again!!

  • Thank you for the incredible resource. My child’s preschool is a Play and Learn setup, so this will help her in her reading department.

  • thank you so much. this will help my children who are struggling with reading.

  • I love your flashcards so much I want to make some for content specific words. What is the font used in the flashcards? I have compared it to many others and cannot find one I like as much as the one you used!


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