5 Creative and Interactive Sight Word Coloring Pages – No-Prep 2023

| Last Updated: August 25, 2022

Young students need to see and interact with new words in many ways, many times to master reading them. So presenting them with a variety of activities just makes sense. And anytime you can add creativity and other skills into the learning, the better and more fun it will be. 

Coloring pages are a great way to incorporate both fine motor and creativity into learning sight words. Plus, they are an easy, fun way to add variety to your lesson plans. The options below are all no prep and increase word recognition by finding and coloring sight words.

 Fabulous Sight Word Coloring Pages

Color Recognition | Writing | Creative

1. Dolch 1st-Grade Coloring and Activity Worksheets

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These worksheets from EducationOutside feature all of the words from the Dolch 1st-grade list. Each page has one sight word in large bubble letters with specific coloring pattern instructions. This helps kids recognize color words as well as improve the recognition of the sight word. You get 46 printable sheets.

Kids will color the large word, practice writing the word on the included lines, and finally find the word in a jumble of other sight words. They will love the activities while teachers and parents will love how easy it is to print and use them. No prep work is needed. Just print them and get started!

Creative | Word Recognition | Reading

2. Color By Sight Word Sentence Bundle

This set of sight word coloring pages by TheMoffatGirls are a cute, fun option. This set uses words from the pre-primer, primer, and 1st-grade Dolch sight word lists and reinforces word recognition and reading.

Each sheet features a picture covered in sight words to color. Kids will love coloring each adorable picture per the designated color key. Each page also provides a sentence using the included sight words so they can practice reading them in context. 

Critical Thinking | Fine Motor | Word Recognition

3. Editable Holiday Color by Number Sight Word Pages

If you need pages you can add any sight word to, this bundle of color by number pages from TeachingintheTongass is perfect. In this set, you get 33 different editable designs which includes 3 for various holidays including St. Patrick’s day, back to school, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, winter, and more. 

You can use this bundle year-round with the variety of designs you get. Customize each with the word(s) you want and then print. The key at the top allows for 4 colors to be used, so pick four words to practice and you’re ready to go. This helps kids develop critical thinking skills and fine motor as well as word recognition. One note: this is only compatible with PowerPoint, Keynote and Google Slides.

Kids will love this set of sight word mystery pictures from BrendaTejeta. What kid doesn’t like playing detective. These sheets feature a hidden picture that is revealed once the coloring pattern is followed. It also provides lines for kids to trace and write the included words. 

This features the top 100 Fry words across 50 pages of coloring. Half the sheets feature tiny words that kids can use a magnifying glass to read, enhancing the mystery aspect, while the other half is readable without a magnifying glass. Each sheet has 4 sight words, with a designated color for each. Kids color according to the code and at the end, can see the hidden image. What fun!

Word Recognition | Fine Motor | Creative

5. Fry’s First 100 Sight Words Coloring Worksheets

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If you need practice with Fry’s first 100, EducationOutside’s coloring worksheets will definitely fill that need. These sheets each feature one word per page, giving you 100 pages to add to your lesson plans. These are great for home practice, centers, or desk work. 

Each sight word is featured in large bubble letters, along with a pattern to color. After coloring the pattern, kids can practice writing the word on the included lines, and then find the target word amongst other sight words. The variety of activities gives kids several ways to recognize, identify, and read the word. These are printable and require no prep, so you can get started at the touch of a button. 


Kids and coloring go hand in hand. That’s why coloring pages are a great option for kids who are learning sight words. By incorporating sight words and coloring, you get an engaging, creative way to practice word recognition and boost kids’ confidence. 

Any of the options above will fit nicely into any lesson plans. Just choose the one that fits your needs best and you’re ready to go. We hope you found what you were looking for in this article. Thanks for stopping by!

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