Kids will improve literacy skills so they can start predicting word patterns and read with this SUPER DUPER cute Pumpkin Pie Word Family Activity. Use this free pumpkin activity printables to improve reading and phonics skills with preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and first grade students. This pumpkin them activity is perfect for centers in the month of October or as aThanksgiving them activity for November.
Word Family Activity
Young children learn best when they are excited to learn and are having FUN! This super cute, educational activity uses a pumpkin them perfect fall months. Preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students will put together the word family puzzles as they sound out the ending sound, the blends of sounds that form a word family. Children will practice correctly identifying 4 words that belong in the same group in this word family activity. This free pumpkin activity printables is perfect for improving oral discrimination and predicting word patterns students will need to read.
Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler -you will love this hands on phonics activity for children. Use it as extra practice as you school at home, a literacy center in your classroom, or a supplement to your homeschooling curriculum.
Free pumpkin activity printables
Word Families Kindergarten
To get started with this fun word family game the printable pumpkin pie puzzles for the word families you wish to work on in color on cardstock or laminate for durability. I like to store the puzzles in ziplock bags or file folders to have this engaging literacy activity handy whenever we want to sneak in a fun learning game.
HINT: On the bottom of the page is a list of what each picture stands for in case kids get stuck as to what the item represents.
Next cut out the pumpkin activities for kindergarten. Then cut the pumpkin pie into five slices by cutting along the solid black lines. Now each slice will have only one image or word ending on it.
First Grade Word Families
Each pie focuses on a different word family like “ot”. Thre are five slices, one with the “ot” word and four others with images that rhyme with one another.
The word families covered in this literacy activity are:
- op word family – mop, top, shop, pop
- ot word family – dot, pot, cot, hot
- og word family – dog, fog, hog, log
- ip word family – dip, lip, rip, tip
- in word family – fin, tin, chin, bin
- it word family – sit, pit, lit, hit
- et word family – wet, jet, net, vet
- en word family – den, pen, ten, hen
- ed word family – bed, wed, red, fed
- ug word family – bug, fug, mug, jug
- ub word family – sun, Nun, bun, run
- un word family – cub, rub, tub, sub
- ap word family – map, cap, sap, tap
Pumpkin Activities for Kindergarten
Children can try to make just a couple pies at a time – for example all those with the same middle vowel sound. The more pies kids put together at a time, the more difficult the activity. Kids will continue until they’ve made all 14 pies.
Word Family Activities
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- Pumpkin Word Family Slides Printables
Pumpkin Pie Word Family Activities
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