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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Word Family Activities

Here are some fun word family activities:

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When you use these recycled old egg cartons, don't cut apart the word family.

Each word family should be a "chunk."

At first, I tried to write directly on the egg cartons, but that wasn't super easy to read.

I dug around and found these old garage sale stickers.


Colorful and perfect!

Garage sale stickers work great.

 You may want to glue them down and seal the tops with Modge Podge.

Keep word family parts as a "chunk." 

Here the -ore is chunked together:

Students manipulate the single letters to make words.

Single letters may be used for multiple word family parts.

Students love these!


for a free printable word families packet.


You may also like the following activities for your elementary classroom:

A Rhyming Rap


You may save time and money with this large bundle of word families:

 1st first grade word family activities worksheets families

 phonics bundle of activities worksheets games task cards 1st grade first

 free diphthongs phonics worksheets first grade 1st kindergarten




Very basic video for beginning readers:


You may also like these resources from our Amazon Associate store:

 word families card game first grade 1st

 word families bulletin board 1st grade first second 2nd

 word family foam cubes first second grade games families

 word families game first second grade family 1st

 word families Dr. Seuss poster first second grade

 first grade word families pocket chart literacy center


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