Tricky Sight Words

Scripture: I Samuel 28

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn it is wrong to use witchcraft as it gives power to someone other than God.
  • Students will learn Saul had stopped trusting in God and was desperate for anyone to tell him what he wanted to hear.
  • Students will learn God’s will does happen eventually, even if we don’t like it.
  • Students will review tricky sight words.

Guiding Question: How can students practice spelling sight words?

Materials: Printed set of sight word cards for each student (choose sight words appropriate for the age group), paper, pencils


Tell the story of King Saul and the Witch of Endor, being careful not to make it sound too scary. Explain that the fact that she could call up Samuel seemed to surprise even the “witch”. Tell students that today many people have carefully watched people who pretend to talk to dead people and/or tell the future and have realized that they use tricks and not real magic.

Introduce the activity. Explain that they are going to review tricky sight words. Play password: print set of tricky sight words for each student and have them work in pairs to play Password. One student pulls a card with a sight word and then describes the word to the other student who must try to guess it and then spell it.

Additional Questions: How can students practice using sight words?

Supplemental Activity: Write sight words on a beach ball. Have the students toss around the beach ball. The person who catches it must look at the word that their right thumb is on and use the word in a sentence.

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