Sunday, March 7, 2010
Egg Word Families
This activity was inspired by an ABC letter match activity that I found on Eager Little Mind. She used the activity to match capital and lower case letters. Arin is beyond that level and ready to start reading. She has a passion for rhyming words, so I adapted the above mentioned activity for Arin. On one half of the plastic egg, I wrote the word families ending: -at, -an, -en, -ip, -ad, -ig, -op. Then, on the other side of the egg, I wrote the first letter of possible three letter words in that family. Then, Arin, who knows her letter sounds, was able to turn the egg to make new words. This helped her with sounding out words, seeing how they are spelled, and rhyming.
She was so excited to read the words to her daddy!