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Syllable Counting Punch Cards

Help your child learn to recognize syllables with this hands-on syllable counting activity.  Kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students will have fun learning about syllable counting with these free prinable syllable counting cards.  Learning counting syllables will help your child improve his/her reading and spelling skills.  This counting syllables games is great for your beginning or fluent reader in kindergarten, first grade, or 2nd grade. Simply make cards with stickers or download pdf file with syllables printable and you are ready to play and learn.
Help your child learn to recognize syllables with this hands-on syllable counting activity.  Kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students will have fun learning about syllable counting with these free prinable syllable counting cards.  Learning counting syllables will help your child improve his/her reading and spelling skills.  This counting syllables games is great for your beginning or fluent reader in kindergarten, first grade, or 2nd grade. Simply make cards with stickers or download pdf file with syllables printable and you are ready to play and learn.

Syllable Counting

When introducing syllable counting, I teach my children to listen for sound “chunks” within a word. Sometimes hearing and breaking the word up into syllables is easy, but for those other words, I find that clapping along each syllable is very helpful. Use these syllable counting cards and a hole puch to help kindergatners, grade 1, and grade 2 students practice counting syllables with a fun, hands-on educational activity.

Syllable counting cards

There are 2 options for this syllable counting activities: make your own cards with stickers you have on hand or use or printable syllable cards. If you’d like to use our free printable syllable cards, start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> Download <<. The pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.

DIY Syllable counting activity with stickers, cardstock and a hole punch

Counting Syllables

To reinforce the teaching of syllables, I came up with this fun Syllable Counting Punch Cards. You can make your own with sticker as described below:. Gather the materials you will need, you probably have these laying around your home or classroom already:

Supplies:

  • card stock
  • stickers
  • marker
  • hole punch

To make your own syllable counting cards, divide a piece of card stock into sections with a marker; I was able to do 3 across and 4 down.

With your stash of stickers, choose a sticker for each counting card. I chose stickers of objects that were 1, 2, or 3 syllables.  On each card I wrote the word on top, and below I drew in three circles.

Present the syllable counting cards with a hole punch. My daughter’s task was to say the word aloud, count how many syllables were in that word, then punch that number of circles.

syllable activity for kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade reading

Counting syllables activities

Your child can punch the syllable counting cards as they speak the word or say the word and then punch holes in the counting card.

For instance, my daughter and I said the word ‘Panda.’  As I said the word I tried to make the syllables easier for her to hear, so I put extra emphasis on the syllables ‘pan/da’.  Since there are two syllables, my daughter then punched two circles with the hole punch.

The idea is to have fun while learning and/or reinforcing a new skill!
These syllable counting cards not only reinforce an important reading and spelling skill, but with the hole punch I sneaked in fine motor skills practice, too!  If you follow my blog, you know we love working on fine motor skills!
hole punching syllable activity

Counting syllables game

Continue to have your child work through all the syllable cards until they are done with the task.
For self-correction, you could also write the number of syllables on the back of the card so the child can find out if he/she was correct.
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If your child is struggling to understand syllables, here are a couple more ways to practice: Muffin Tin Syllables or Syllable Chunking with 4th of July Poppers

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Help your child learn to recognize syllables with this hands-on syllable counting activity.  Kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students will have fun learning about syllable counting with these free prinable syllable counting cards.  Learning counting syllables will help your child improve his/her reading and spelling skills.  This counting syllables games is great for your beginning or fluent reader in kindergarten, first grade, or 2nd grade. Simply make cards with stickers or download pdf file with syllables printable and you are ready to play and learn.

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Kristina once thought of going into education, but changed her mind a few years in to her degree. Ironically, she now has her hands full as a homeschooling mother of four. With children of various ages from infant to 7, she shares a variety of educational and play activities for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary aged children on her blog,

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