Leaf Word Family Activity updated…
This post was originally wrote last Fall, but it was such a fun and simple activity I decided to use it again this year. It’s a wonderful activity to do as a word families or book study extension!
At this point into our owl/leaves study we have already completed a few Owl activities and have done a few owl related RED TED ART crafts. So this is why you see a picture of the owl bird feeder also from Red Ted Art in the above collage.
My son continues to study word families at school. There are a lot of word families and this means I have to offer a variety of word family activities every week for everyday practice. This particular word family activity is super easy to make, offers sensorial learning, and is just in time for fall!!
I started with a 1 dollar arrangement of leaves from a dollar store, cut off each individual leaf. Then I cut each leaf in half (as shown in second picture).
Just one more step! Using a dry erase maker, I wrote his word family for that week on one half of a leaf and simple consonant beginnings on several other halves of leaves.
Then, he practiced trying different letter sound beginnings for his “it” word family leaf.
We had been reviewing word families all summer long so he really breezed through the “it” word family reading new words in a matter of a few minutes. I wrote his previous word family spelling words from school on some other halves of the leaves.
He practiced blending different beginning sounds with several other word families for review, too.
The _an word family…
The _at word family…
This little activity was a good extension of our leaves studies and took less than 5 minutes to prep! We used the leaves I made all week for spelling practice and sounding out words. I hope you and your kids enjoy it as much as we did!
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