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Spring Short I Puzzles

Kids will have fun practicing sounding out short i words with these adorable, FREE Spring Short I Puzzles perfect for preschool and kindergarten age kids.

FREE Spring Short I Puzzles - this is such a fun way for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade kids to practice short i words while improving early literacy skills with a fun activity #shorti #kindergarten #literacy

FREE Short I Activities


Spring Short I Puzzles

I love spring. It is full of flowers, cute spring clothes, and all things bunny.

Short i sound bunny puzzles for spring literacy with preschool and kindergarten age kids

Short I Words

Like most puzzles, a little prep-work (aka cutting) is required. But if you print on card stock and laminate, you can use them over and over.

  1. First, print off on card stock paper.
  2. Next, cut out the pieces of the puzzle.
  3. Finally, laminate them and you are good to go!

Short I Words

Short I Sound

Vocabulary work:

So I have to admit, trying to make words match short i word pictures can be a little difficult. So before you begin the activity, it is important that your precious ones know what each picture stands for.

I sat down with my five-year-old and treated the picture parts of the puzzles like flash cards. The first time I went through them and just said the word, and he parroted me.

The next time, I showed him the picture and he said the word. This way I knew that he was able to identify each picture.

short i rhyming words

Bunny Literacy Activity

My little guy has been working on short i words during his computer work each day. So I knew he had already had worked on reading these fun CVC words.

At this point, I wanted to see what he could do on his own. So I stepped back and washed some dishes while he sat nearby sounding out these words.

I loved his triumph voice as the sounds came together and he was able to read the word and then find the picture.

Other children may need a little more support. In this case, sit down next them and help as needed. You could….

  1. Sound out each sound and let the child put the word together.
  2. Gently guide their finger under each letter, and have them parrot the sounds you make.
  3. Let them sound out each letter, and you can help them make the word.

Above all, enjoy this time with your little ones! It is a fun time to watch them learn and explore the world of letters and beginning words.



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Rachel is a homeschool mom to four little ones, ages 2 to 6. She is a former public elementary teacher, and has recently began blogging at her page You’ve Got This.

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