March 3, 2023
Egg Open Door Syllable Words Activity for Kindergarten / First Grade

Egg Open Door Syllable Words Activity for Kindergarten / First Grade


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Help kids lean about open syllables with this hands-on open syllable games. This open syllable words activity is great for helping continue your phonics study with kindergarten and first grade students while having fun with a free printable! Help kids lean about open syllables with this hands-on open syllable games. This open syllable words activity is great for helping continue your phonics study with kindergarten and first grade students while having fun with a free printable!

Open Syllable

Teaching a child to recognize syllables in words is a wonderful way to help them read and spell.  My little girl has been working hard on her reading, and this week we have learned a new syllable type. We have already learned quite a few, and this one was just a stepping stone to becoming a better reader. Here are the syllable types we have learned so far.
  1. Closed door – Basically this is just having a consonsant after the vowel. The consonant “closes” in the vowel and the vowel makes the short sond.
  2. Magic e vowel – This is when you have a vowel, consonant, and an e. The e is “magic” and makes the vowel long. (cake, kite, and Pete)
  3. R-Controlled Vowels – these are vowels that are follwed by an r. You don’t normally hear the vowel sound. (car, or, girl, her, and curl) are example of these types of syllables.
  4. Vowel Teams – This syllabel occurs when two-vowels are togther and make a different sound. SOmetimes they make the long vowel sound like in tree. Or they can make a totally different sound like the “oi” in soil.
And this week we worked on open door syllables. And this activity was a perfect way to practice breaking words into syllables and reading open door syllables.

Open Syllable Words

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >>_____<<. The ed endings pdf file will open in a new window for you to save your freebie. words with open door syllables

What is an open syllable

An open door is when the syllable ends with a vowel. The vowel is not closed in by a consonant and therefore it says its name….makes a long vowel sound. (be, he, she) Many people teach this has the tiger/camel rule. When you have a word that has a consonant between two vowels, you divide after the vowel. This works about 70% of the time (the ti/ger is stronger than the camel), and the vowel will then make the long vowel sound like in (ti/ger). For the other 30%, you would divide after the consonant, and you have a closed-door (cam/el). Check out some of these examples:
  1. Tiger – You will divide after the vowel i, and the i becomes long (ti/ger)
  2. humid – You divide after the u, and the u is long (hu/mid)
  3. paper – You divide after the a, and the a is long (pa/per)
dotting open door syllable words

Open and closed syllables activities

This activity is simple but gets our sweet little ones working on dividing words up into syllables.
  1. First, print off the eggs and worksheets that go with them.
  2. Next, cut out the eggs.
  3. Then give your little ones some scissors and a pencil.
  4. Look at the worksheet, and find the eggs that correpsond with the sheet.
  5. Now, have your little ones find the VCV and cut the egg apart after the first vowel.
  6. Once they cut it apart they can sound out each syllable. It is great to remind them that when a syllable ends in a vowel, the vowel says its name.
  7. Finally, have them write the word broken up into syllables on the paper. Once again have them read it using the syllable rules to help them.
dividing words into syllables And that is how easy this open door syllable activity is. With some fun hands-on cutting, our little ones can easily see which syllables end in a vowel and practice making that long vowel sound.

Help your child learn to recognize syllables with this hands-on syllable counting activity.  Kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students will have fun learning about syllable counting with these free prinable syllable counting cards.  Learning counting syllables will help your child improve his/her reading and spelling skills.  This counting syllables games is great for your beginning or fluent reader in kindergarten, first grade, or 2nd grade. Simply make cards with stickers or print pdf file with syllables printable and you are ready to play and learn. Kids will have fun practicing identifying how many syllables are in words with these super cute, counting syllables. This syllable activities is a perfect additon to your fall theme or anytime you need some practice without a boring counting syllables worksheet. Use this fall activities for kindergarten and first graders. Simply print syllable printables to welcome autumn in September and October. Help your first grader learn about open and closed syllables with this fun, hands-on free printable reading activity. This first grade activity helps students improve reading and spelling skills as they learn to identify open closed syllables. Simply print pdf file with Open and closed syllable sort and have fun reading and learning with your grade 1 student.

Working With Syllables

These activities will help your kids practice working with syllables. The following free worksheet packs all include syllable counting sheets.

Vowel Puzzles FREE Missing Vowels Clip Cards - Help kids fill in the missing letters and practice phonics with Missing Vowels Clip Cards - a fun, hands-on learning activity for prek & kindergartners. These super cute sliders are a fun, effecitve way for first grade and 2nd grade students to learn irregular vowels. Children will have fun with this clever irregular verb activity and parents will love all the irregular verbs practice. Simply print pdf file with irregular verb game and you are ready to play and learn long o followed by ld, lt, and st as well as long o followed by nd and ld.

Vowels Printables

looking for more fun vowel activities and resources to make learning to read and spell words fun? Check these out!

Blends Transportation word family sliders  If your child is working on words ending with ng, you will love this fun ng phonic sound game! Instead of bouring ng words worksheet, make learning phonics skills FUN with this rhyming game featuring ng words. Use this ng sound words with first grade and 2nd graders. Simply download pdf file with word with ng sound and you are ready to play and learn with a free printable rhyming game! FREE TH Worksheets - kids will have fun leanring to read th words in a sentece with this FREE printable for kindergarten, first grade students #thwords #firstgrade #kindergarten Consonant blends puzzles

Blends Activities

Looking for more blends activities for young learners? You will love these resources:

Make practicing contractions fun with this super cute, free printable Doctor contraction matching game. In this contractions activity students in 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th graders will practice identifying 26 common contractions for kids. Simply download pdf file with the contraction game printable to make learning fun. Homograph Games  Help kids be better at spelling difficult words with this free spelling dictionary! Download the pdf file with the spelling dictionary for kids. Children will now have their own handy spelling printable to reference commonly misspelled words and add their own words to the word bank. This is a fantastic reference took to allow students to reference the spelling of words right at their fingertips. This spelling dictionary printable is super handy for first graders, 2nd graders, 3rd graders, 4th graders, and 5th grade students. FREE parts of speech printable games - kids will have fun practicing nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, and pronouns with this fun, english grammar game for 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students #partsofspeech #grade3 #grade4 #grade5 #grade6 #homeschool

Language Arts Activities for Kids


Open syllable games

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