Do you have a beginning reader or a child interested in reading? These Easy, DIY Word Family Activities Booklets are perfect to start. They help children become more confident readers and work on reading fluency. Learning and working on word families will also help them to become better spellers.
Easy DIY Word Family Activities Book
Word families are words that have a common pattern, for instance, a different beginning letter but the same ending letters. When looking at the ideas below think about how you can add different prefixes or suffixes to the base.
Word Family Activities Book Materials:
With the construction paper, cut out squares around 2×2”. 4-9 squares work best!
Pick a word family blend.
A few good word blends are:
On the index cards, write out the blend. On the construction card, write out the beginning sound letter or blend.
Staple the construction cards to the index cards, so kids can flip through! Combine the beginning sound with the ending sound to make a word.
Use this DIY word family activities book to practice fine motor skills (flipping the booklet), sight-reading sight words, and sounding out words.
They can be made with shorter blends for beginner readers or longer ones for older children.
EXTEND THE ACTIVITY: In Dr. Seuss style, add pretend words such as “lat” “zat” and “dat” to practice sounding out words!
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