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Pumpkin Word Family Sliders

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.
FREE Pumpkin word family sliders for preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade in color and black and white. Great for rhyming, early reading skills, phonics. SUPER CUTE!

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.

Print these beautiful and free fall word family slides in either color or black and white!

To prepare

  • 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.

These beautiful fall word family slides will really help your children develop their reading skills!

To Play

  • 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.

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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