Make practicing reading fun with these super cute, free printable pumpkin Word Family Sliders! Learning to read rhyming words is the first step towards learning to read. This pumpkin printable is perfect for preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and first grade students to make learning fun. Each word family printable has not only the word, but a picture clue too!
Word Family Sliders
This fun, free pumpkin printable contains 25 short vowel words for children to practice reading. We love ways to make learning fun and these super cute word family sliders are sure to be a hit! We have a template in color or black and white to choose from. This word family activity is great for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and grade 1 students. Plus I love that they have a picture to connect with the words.
Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this handy word family worksheet. Use this in a pumpkin theme, p is for pumpkin, fall themed activity, literacy center in your classroom, or as extra practice reading. No matter how you use it you will love this fun educational activity for kids.
Word Family Slides Printables
I suggest printing on cardstock to make them easier for young hands to manipulate. Cut out the pumpkins, letter trip, and picture strips. Cut slits in the pumpkins and insert the slider strips as shown below by threading the word or picture strips through the bottom slit from the back, then slide it into the top slit from the front.
Word Family Activities
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.
Word Family Printable
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.
The following word families are included in this reading activity:
- at words – hat, cat, rat, bat, sat
- in words – pin, bin, tin, fin, win
- et words – vet, net, jet, wet, pet
- op words – hop, top, cop, mop, pop
- ug words – bug, rug, hug, jug, mug
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:
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