1st grade 1st Grade Language arts FREE Printables Language Arts Vowels

Robot Long E Sound Puzzles – “ea” Vowel Team Activities

Help first grade and 2nd grade students work on the long e sound as they learn to read and spell long ea words with these super cute, free robot printable puzzles! Simply print the pdf file with long vowel ea words for this hands-on phonics activity and vowel team activities for students!
Help first grade and 2nd grade students work on the long e sound as they learn to read and spell long ea words with these super cute, free robot printable puzzles! Simply print the pdf file with long vowel ea words for this hands-on phonics activity and vowel team activities for students!

Long E Sound

Sometimes when I read with my little kiddos, we are reading stories. Other times we focus on reading  words with a certain rule. Now reading a list of words isn’t much fun.  So I’m always looking for fun phonics activities and phonics printables to get her reading a list of words. And this time we decided some robot “ea” puzzles would be fun! As we continue to move forward and explore new reading rules like long e sounds, we have jumped headlong into vowel teams. And this week we are focusing on the long ea words. This long vowel EA words is perfect for grade 1 and grade 2 students to improve reading and spelling skills.

You’ve probably heard the saying, “When two vowels go a walkin, the first one does the talkin”. Well, this saying fits perfect for what we are working on this week. The generelsation is that when “e” and “a” are together, the two letters make the Long “e” sound.

Long ea Words

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> _____ <<. The pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template. Long Vowel Ea Words

Exception to the “EA” Making the Long “e” Sound

Of course, we are talking about the English language, so there are some exceptions. Sometime “ea” actually make the short “e” sound. I know! Why would we do that??? But it is true.

Words like bread, health, spread, and read (pronounced like the color red) all make the short “e” sound. But don’t worry, today we are just focusing on making the long “e” sound. So you won’t see any of these crazy short “e” words with these puzzles.

But you little ones will get great practice reading long e words, with these fun “ea” puzzles.

Long Vowel Ea Words

With just a little cutting, these puzzles will be ready to go.

  1. First, print off the puzzles on card stock paper.
  2. Next, cut out the puzzles.
  3. Finally, sort the puzzles by color and you are ready to go.

Long ea Words

Vowel team ea worksheets

Now, it is time to get reading. At first, my little girl, wanted to sound out both the “e” and the “a” and make both sounds. It took a lot of practice to help her remember that the “ea” make one sound….the long “e” one.  But we kept working at it, and before long, that long e sound flowed out of her.

To also make it a little easier, I sorted the puzzles by color and only had her do one set of robots at a time. It kept it from being overwhelming, and we could so one set, take a break, and then do some more. Overall, the concentrated focus on reading words with “ea” helped her conquer these long “e” words. vowel team activities

Teaching vowel teams in first grade

The ea words included in this fun, hands-on phonic game include:

  • leak
  • reach
  • cheat
  • east
  • beach
  • beads
  • sea
  • season
  • steal
  • steam
  • tea
  • team
  • beak
  • jean
  • leaf
  • peak
  • teach
  • scream

  FREE Spring Initial Blends Sort - this is a fun, hands on consonant blend activity for first graders to practice in a fun literacy game #blends #literacy #firstgrade Consonant blends puzzles

Phonics Activities

 

  100 Books for 1st Graders to Read on their own (arranged by reading level) - includes FREE printable book list to print and take to the library and use as book mark. lots of great choices of printable and books!!! Perfect for summer reading and year round first grade book list! #1stgrade #firstgrade #booklists FREE 1st Grade Spelling Words WORD SEARCHES - these free printable word searches will help kids practice first grade most commonly used words #spellingwords #1stgrade #wordsearches digraph board game 3000+ FREE First Grade Worksheets - kids will have fun learning and practicing 1st grade math, english, alphabet letters, sight words, cvc words, addition, subtraction, blends, digraphs, place value, rhyming, place value, history worksheets, science, worksheets and mroe with these free educational printables for grade 1. Perfect for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers #grade1 #1stgrade #firstgrade #firstgradeworksheets #homeschoolingforfree

First Grade Printables

If you have a 1st grader and you are looking for more fun, hands on 1st grade Worksheets, games and activities to make learning fun – you will love these resources!

FREE Telling Time Puzzles - super cute math game to help kindergarten and first grade students learn to tell time with a clock game for kids! #mathgames #kindergarten #kindergartenmath #1stgrade #grade1math Turn practicing addition into a fun activity as children get to become detectives with these free printable Addition Crack the Code Worksheets. These are perfect for kindergarten and first grade students working on addition within 20. Make learning about shapes for kids fun with this super cute, Shape Bingo. This shape game will help kids go from knowing basic shapes to seeing them in the world around them. Use this shape activity for applying math with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students. Simply print free shapes printables and you are ready to play and learn with a shapes bingo! FREE Money Worksheets - help kids learn what american coins look like with these fun worksheets to work on visual discrimination of quarters, dimes, nickels, pennys, and more! #coins #money #kindergarten

1st Grade Math

Looking for quick and easy magnet experiments for kids? This magnetic field sensory bottle allows toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders to explore magnets for kids in a playful way. Kids will be amazed at the power of magnets in this magnet game for kids. This is such a fun science activity for children to explore magnet science experimensts.  Helping children gras the concept of solid liquid gas for kids is tricky - students learn best by seeing and touching and you can't do either with gas. This states of matter for kids project allows you to EASILY introduce  the 3 states of matter for kids using balloons! This solid liquid gas kindergarten, pre-k, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and up is perfect for summer learning, science lesson, and more. WE've also included a wy to turn this into a density experiment for kids as well!Plus don't miss the printable states of matter worksheet pdf to explore the concept further! Make teaching kids about weather fun and EASY with this free weather unit. These Weather Worksheets help kids explore a variety of weather topics as well as some weather themed worksheet for early math and literacy too. Use these free weather printables as preschool, 1st grade, 2nd, grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade and kindergarten weather worksheets. Simply download pdf file with weather worksheets for kids and you are ready to learn! EPIC solar system project for kids that is easy to make by drawing the milk way galaxy, sun, planets, moon, asteroid belt and more with chalk on the driveway. Cute game idea for memorization too!

1st Grade Science

Dive in to this fun Ocean Animals Lesson filled with fascinating information about the oceans, whales, star fish, sharks, and more amazing creatures. You will find engaging text, science experiments, printable worksheets, life cycles, printable crafts, label the anatomy, report templates, creative writing prompts, beautiful color flashcards, and so much more! Animal Classifications for Kids Cootie Catchers  Learn about our amazing bodies with these human body for kids activities. These human body projects allow children to learn about the heart, muscles, lungs, 5 senses, bones organs, cells, and so much more! In additin to human body activities, we've included human body worksheets and printables to help you complete your anatomy lessons. Use these human body science experiments for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders too.

Grade 1 Science

us presidents coloring pages american-symbols-for-kids-read-color-and-learn Kids will have fun learning about the United States for Kids with these super cute state coloring pages. Each of the free printable, 50 states coloring pages includes a state map, state flags, state flower, state bird, state landmark, and more. Use the united states coloring page with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders. These Simply print 50 states coloring pages pdf and you are ready to play and learn about the usa for kids! Learn about the famous freedom fighter martin luther king jr for kids with this free printable to read, color, and learn. January 18th is Martin Luther King Jr Day which is a great time for learning about  a person who made a difference in this world. Use these martin luther king jr worksheets by their own ormake a reader to go along with Black History Month for Kids, American History for kids, or a 1950s study for preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students. SImply download pdf file with free martin luther king worksheets and you are ready to make history come alive for elementary age children.

United States Lesson for Kids

Help children learn about the great country of the United States with these free printables. Plus don’t miss all our fun, free, and immersive history lessons for kids

 

Ea vowel team worksheets

By using resources from my site you agree to the following:

  • You may print as many copies as you ‘d like to use in your classroom, home, or public library.
  • Please share by linking to this page. This product may NOT be sold, hosted, reproduced, or stored on any other site (including blog, Facebook, Dropbox, 4sShared, Mediafire, email, etc.)
  • All materials provided are copyright protected. Please see Terms of Use.
  • I offer free printables to bless my readers AND to provide for my family. Your frequent visits to my blog & support purchasing through affiliates links and ads keep the lights on so to speak. Thanks you!

>> Robot “ea” Sound Puzzles <<

About the author

Rachel

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.

Leave a Comment