Sight Word Flash Cards

Classic Kynd Kit

Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • What is something you’ve learned recently that you are grateful for?

  • Who was your favorite teacher or mentor growing up and why?

The Recipient

Create bright, fun, sight word flashcards for first-grade students, at under-resourced schools, who are behind on their reading level.
We have partnered with TutorMate, a national, virtual reading tutoring company to design the sight word flashcards. The sight word flashcards will be delivered to under-resourced elementary schools in need around the country.

The Reason

A first-grader has a small reading gap, and reaching them early is proven to be the most effective way to improve their reading. First-grade classes can use these kits to help their literacy performance.

Unpack the Box

  • Take everything out of the box.
  • Lay everything out so you can find what you need to build the kit.

Create Your Kynd Code

Please follow the instructions on this card to create your own Kynd Code. This Kynd Code will be included in the final kit.

*Make note of your Kynd Code. You will use this code at the end of the project. 

Find the Kynd Card

This is for you to spread extra kyndness to someone in your own life.  Consider writing a note to a friend, loved one, or colleague that you are grateful for.  Address the note and send it in the mail or give it to someone in person.

DO NOT include this in the finished kit.

Write a Note to the Recipient

1. Find the following items:
  • Blank card and matching envelope
  • Stickers
  • Crayons
2. Write your letter and decorate the card.
  • Use the enclosed crayons, stickers, and pen to decorate the card.
    • Express your encouragement and include a hopeful message.
    • Decorate the front and the inside of the card.
      • Helpful Tips:
        • Do not include a date or year on the letter.
        • Avoid politics completely and religion in excess.
          * Can’t think of what to write, draw a picture!
3. Decorate the envelope.
  • Use the enclosed crayons, stickers, and pen to decorate the envelope that will hold your card.
    • Make it colorful and fun. Decorate the front and back of the envelope.
4. Put the completed card in the envelope you decorated. 
  • Include the Kynd Code sheet with the card.

Decorate the Canvas Bag

1. Find the following items:
  • Canvas bag
  • Sharpies
  • 2. Decorate the canvas bag.
    • Use the permanent markers to decorate the canvas bag.
      • Make the bag fun and colorful.
        * Can’t think of what to write, draw a picture!

Make Sight Word Flashcards

1. Find the following items:
  • Index Cards
  • List of Sight Words (In your kit, or available below)
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Stickers
  • Pen
2. How to:
  • Make one flashcard for each word on the list of sight words
  • Write one sight word per index card provided
  • Use large, legible letters.
  • Decorate the cards with colors, pictures, or stickers that represent the word on the card!
  • Make sure the words are legible.
  • Do not use cursive.
  • Decorate the cards so that they are engaging.
  • Do not use any words that are not provided in the “sight words” list.
  • Underline portions of words on the flashcards if they are underlined on the “sight words” list.

Surprise Kyndness

Go through the pages of the journal and write uplifting messages on random pages. As the recipient uses the journal, they will see your messages.

NEW! Feed the Monster

If there is a brown lunch sack included in your kit, please follow the instructions below. (If a brown bag is not included in your kit and you have one available, please use it.)
Find the brown paper bag. You will be making a monster out of the bag for the child to play the “feed the monster” game while practicing their sight words. Each time the child gets the sight word correct, they can feed the monster the sight word flashcard.
  • Open the brown paper bag. Use a pair of scissors to cut a fun-shaped mouth in one side of the bag (make sure it’s large enough for an index card to fit through so the monster can “eat”).
  • Use the included markers to decorate the bag like an animal or monster.
  • On the back of the bag, write out instructions so the child will know how to play the “feed the monster” game. Ex. “Every time you get a sight word correct, you can feed the monster by putting the card in the bag through the monster’s mouth”

Pack the Kit

  • Stack the flashcards and wrap them with the included rubber band
  • Pack all of the materials into the decorated large white envelope or canvas bag and put it back into the original box.
  • Make sure the Kynd Code is included.
  • Add any optional items you would like.
  • Another set of flashcards if you have materials available.
  • Activities for the children.

Delivery Options

  • Reach out to a local elementary school or tutoring program to distribute your complete kit. 


  • Return your completed kit to Project Helping to be distributed.
    To get a return label, click HERE.

Share Your Impact

Post your experience on KyndHub.

KyndHub is an online community that gamifies volunteering, acts of kindness, and gratitude.

  1. Go to or download the free app.
  2. Create a free account or log in.
  3. Select “I Built a Kynd Kit” from the post menu.
  4. Post about your kit.


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