Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Sight Word Parking Lot

Sight word parking lot game
The Sight Word Parking Lot provides students with an engaging way to practice word recognition skills. This activity can be played with a teacher and a student or used in centers where students play with each other. Students with or without visual impairments can benefit from the Sight Word Parking Lot. 


  • a white board
  • puffy paint
  • marker 
  • book laminate for braille labels
  • a few small cars


  • This activity has the student “park” a toy car in a parking space matching a particular word provided by the teacher.
  • Teachers select several high frequency words students are likely to encounter in the texts they are reading and write and/or braille these items around the edge of a board.
  • The game gives the student multiple exposures to the same words, which helps to build speed and confidence in recognizing high frequency words. 


  • This activity could be easily adapted to provide additional practice with contractions, letter recognition, or even numerals.


Sight word parking lot collage




Posted by Liamsmom

Posted on May 26, 2015
Updated on: February 7, 2018

Previous comments for Sight Word Parking Lot

Liamsmom commented on May 27, 2015

Thanks for sharing this game!  I'm always looking for fun new ways to practice Braille with my son!  We will be trying this one:)