Sight word practice is always needed to help those early readers become fluent readers. After making and falling in love with pumpkin and apple themed mazes back in the fall, I decided to make a heart themed maze freebie for my readers. These heart sight word mazes focus on the words this, want, just, for and your.
To use these mazes, have students start at the arrow and color that first heart that matches the word in the box at the top. Then they will need to search for a heart that is next to that one that has the same focus sight word for that page. They will work their way through the page coloring that focus sight word only. The next heart they need to color could be above, below, to the right or to the left.
I love these mazes because you can use them so many different ways. Here are a few ideas:
-small group practice
-with dot marker/bingo dauber
-color the hearts with crayon
-laminate so they can be reused and use small erasers to cover the words
-as a partner activity and then they can practice reading the words to each other
-use at a Valentine's Day party to keep it educational yet thematic
If you want to grab your own copy to use in your classroom, just click the picture below. After you've filled out your information, you will be emailed the Heart Sight Word Mazes.