100 Word Hop

The 100 Word Hop offers a kinesthetic opportunity for students to learn 100 sight words.

Kindergarten - Grade 3


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    1. Simon Says

      Play the game “Simon Says,” using instructions appropriate to the grade level. For younger students, you might say, “Stand on a word that begins with the letter _____” or “Stand...READ MORE

      Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

    2. Word Cover-Up

      Cover up all but a small portion, like 2 rows, with a tarp, a sheet, or a blanket. This allows students to focus on a small portion of words and...READ MORE

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    3. Words by Color

      Use each column like a Word Hop Mat. One student starts at the bottom and jumps on each word up to the top, saying the word as he/she jumps on...READ MORE

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    4. Find the Word I Say

      Write each word on an index card. Put the students in small groups. Pick a word from the index cards and say it. All groups try to find the word...READ MORE

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    5. Crawl and Trace Words

      You or a student throws a bean bag onto the mat. Have the student crawl to the word, say it, and trace it. The class claps and says the word...READ MORE

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    6. Beginning Letters Treasure Hunt

      Choose a high frequency letter. The high frequency letters on this mat are “a” (11x), “f” (6x), “g” (7x), “h” (9x), “i” (7x), “m” (6x), and “s” (8x). One student...READ MORE

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    7. High Frequency Beginning Letters

      Have 10 students line up either on the left side of the mat (one student at each row) or the bottom of the mat (one student at each column). Direct...READ MORE

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    8. Beginning Letters

      Can you find one word that starts with the letter _____? Jump to that word and say it 3-5x while jumping on it. As the student gets to a word,...READ MORE

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    9. Word Search

      Call out a word on the mat. Have the student jump to the word. Once they land on the word, have them spell the word as they jump. Repeat the...READ MORE

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    10. Word Hop

      Have a student read the first word. Have them jump on the word while simultaneously saying the word. Be sure that your student says the words correctly. Tell your student...READ MORE

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    11. Bean Bag Decides

      Have a student throw a bean bag on the floor mat. Be sure the bean bag lands on one word. The student goes to the bean bag alternating between one...READ MORE

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    12. Trace the Word

      Have students crawl on the mat and trace each word with two fingers. Have students trace the words, saying each letter as they trace it. Then, have them say the...READ MORE

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    13. Word Match

      Create word cards that match the words on the mat. Place the cards in a pile, hat, or a box. A student draws a word and then jumps to the...READ MORE

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    14. Twister

      Use the game ‘Twister’ as your basis for this activity. Instead of a spinner, you can call out words or draw from word cards you created. Students must follow your...READ MORE

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    15. Sticky Letters

      Put a sticky note on all the words that start with “l” or “m” or “n,” etc.

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    16. Rhyming Words

      Have students find words that rhyme. For example, have them look for any words that rhyme with the word ‘me.’ Have them place sticky notes, scrap paper, or another type...READ MORE

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    17. Undercover Words

      Use a tarp, blanket, old sheet, or scrap paper to cover up all rows (or columns) except the first one. Have students practice with these words first. Make it a...READ MORE

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    18. Form a Sentence

      Have the student jump on words that form a clear sentence.

      Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2

    19. Sentence Fun

      Have students take turns tossing a bean bag onto the mat. Have them jump to the word it lands on, read the word, and then use it in a sentence.

      Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2

    20. Clipboard Word Fun

      Use a worksheet provided on the following pages that helps students learn the sight words. Have students jump on the mat to solve the worksheet.

      Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3