It’s fall, so let’s bring out the pumpkins to make Pumpkin Word Family Sliders! And let’s add pictures to make this kids activity even more challenging and fun. This is great for preschool, kindergarten and 1st grade kids.
This fun, free printable pumpkin word family sliders are sure to be a hit!
These color and black and white sliders are great for preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade kids.
Plus I love that they have a picture to connect with the words.
Pumpkin Word Family Sliders
Developing confidence with word families is super helpful for young children learning to read. It helps them understand how sounds are put together and how we can manipulate the sounds to quickly make new words and meanings.
Switching out the beginning letter lets them practice this skill even if they only have a short time, or if they have a short attention span. These sweet pumpkins are great for fall and they also encourage kids to use their fine motor skills.
- Download these free Pumpkin Word Family Sliders (below)
- Print off either the color or black and white pumpkins and word slides. Use card to stiffen it a bit, or laminate for durability.
- Cut slits in the pumpkins using the dotted lines as guides.
- Thread the word or picture strips through the bottom slit from the back, then slide it into the top slit from the front.
- Children slide the word and picture strips up and down until the word matches the picture.
- Make sure children read the words out loud as they make them.
- Another option is to make a word (but not say it) and then ask your child to find the picture; or give them a picture and ask them to make the correct word.
Word Family Activities
Looking for more fun, free printable word family printables to make learning fun for preschoolers, prek, kindergartners, and first graders? You will love these clever ideas and resources:
- Snowman Word Family Printable Spinners
- Christmas Tree Word Family Game
- Pumpkin Pie Word Family Game
- Turkey Word Family Activity
- Kindergarten Word Family Sliders
- CVC Words Booklents – short “a”
- Pumpkin Word Family Printables
- Easter Word Family Activity
- Flower Word Family worksheets Cut & Paste
- Transportation Word Family Printable Sliders (Blends)
- Hershey Kiss Word Family Activity
- Rhyming Word Family Printable Strips
- Lion Rhyming Words Activity
- Planting Carrot CVC Words Activity
- Carrot Word Family Worksheets
- Blowing Bubbles Word Family Activity
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