Bubble Gum Sound Mapping

Bubble Gum Sound Mapping

When students are struggling to hear the individual sounds in words they’re trying to spell, they often need to build a skill called phonemic awareness. And sound mapping is a simple but powerful way to boost it! Add in a fun gumball theme and some squishy playdough...

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Floss Rule Puzzles

Floss Rule Puzzles

Do you know the floss rule yet? When the sounds /f/ /s/ /l/ or /z/ come at the end of a one-syllable word, they're written with a double consonant. See some examples and then grab this batch of floss rule puzzles to make practicing it fun for kids! The Floss Rule Why...

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Slinky Phonemic Awareness Game

Slinky Phonemic Awareness Game

If you've ever had a student who could sound out each letter in a CVC word but, when it came time to blend those sounds together, they said something else instead like "D-O-G. Drop?" then this phonemic awareness game is for you. Grab a slinky and get ready to...

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The Better Way to Teach Sight Words

The Better Way to Teach Sight Words

If you're ready for a better way to teach sight words, these decodable lists are for you. Why?  When you take your sight word list and organize it by phonics skill, students learn the words faster… You see, old school lists like Dolch and Fry were sorted by...

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Sight Words Lists by Phonics Skill

Sight Words Lists by Phonics Skill

These decodable sight word lists are a HUGE game changer! Why? When you take your sight word list and organize it by phonics skill students learn the words faster…

Old school lists like Dolch and Fry were sorted by the frequency words appear in text. For instance, THE is written most often so it’s the first words students practice. The philosophy isn’t terrible – if a child is going to read THE more than any other word, it makes sense that learning it first would come in handy.

The problem is that THE is often taught right alongside other words that follow completely different rules: OF, AND, A… And that means kids have to wrap their brain around:

– the short A sound in AND,
– the long A sound in A,
– the F that makes a V sound in OF,
– and (as if that wasn’t enough!) the two letters T & H that make just one sound in THE.

It’s no wonder that so many students struggle with sight word lists!

But there is a *much* easier way! Instead of sorting sight words by frequency, we can sort them by phonics skill. Then students can master one spelling rule at a time!

These print-and-go sheets make it so easy for you to do just that!

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EDITABLE Word Work Activities – Flash Sale

EDITABLE Word Work Activities – Flash Sale

FLASH SALE! These 26 word work activities work with any words under the sun: sight words, phonics, spelling lists, word families, themed words… the sky’s the limit!

And, as a huge bonus, the mega pack of word work activities requires almost no prep.

“I really feel like this is the holy grail of word work activities. I’m using it for at-home practice for my first grade child, and I love the variety included as well as ease of use. I mostly use the activities that are blank and can be used with any list (her favorites are Add it Up, Small/Med/Large and Magic Words), but I LOVE the ones where you can type the words in and they auto-populate the activity for you. It’s like magic and it’s so easy. Thank you!” – Emily Knutson

Kids love that they’re fun – teachers love that they’re ready to play and easy to differentiate for every learner in class!

Whether you’re in need of ready to go literacy centers, word work stations, fun spelling practice or homeschool activities, this pack has you covered.

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Magic E Pop It Center

Magic E Pop It Center

Did you know that the magic E has SEVEN different jobs? Yep, it's true! And learning them makes it SO MUCH easier to help students read because you can finally explain the rules behind spelling patterns. See the seven different silent E rules below and then snag a...

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Phonemic Awareness Pop Its

Phonemic Awareness Pop Its

Do you have any students who know ALL of the letter sounds but, when it comes time to blend those sounds together to read a word, they STILL struggle? This will help! A lot of times readers just need to practice something called phonemic awareness. Luckily, this...

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Hard and Soft C Little Reader Books

Hard and Soft C Little Reader Books

Does your little one get confused when trying to read the letter C in a word? Children are so used to spelling words like c-a-t that when they come to one like c-i-t-y they pronounce it as "kitty."  The hard and soft C can be difficult to master. These hard and...

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Halloween Writing Prompts

Halloween Writing Prompts

Halloween is almost here so it's the perfect time to add a few Halloween-themed writing prompts to our writing centers. After you're done with this fun activity, check out our Writing Center Starter Kit! Getting Ready Prep for these Halloween writing prompts was super...

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Popcorn Word Families

Popcorn Word Families

Are you looking for a fun way to make CVC words POP... literally?! These playful popcorn sorts work on 10 different short vowel word families and they're so motivating, kids will actually ASK to repeat them. Grab your copy below and then hop over and snag our mega...

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Free CVC Words Picture Sort

Free CVC Words Picture Sort

Picture sorting is a simple and engaging way for children to learn about short vowel sounds in consonant-vowel-consonant words like cat, bed, top and cut.  When they say the name of pictures out loud, children can stretch the sounds out S-L-O-W-L-Y, isolating the...

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Magic E Puzzles

Magic E Puzzles

Just when kids finally learn how to read CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words, it's time to jump into something new: Magic E words! When a silent E is added to the end of a CVC word, the vowel magically changes to a different sound. Kids will love practicing those...

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Word Family Centers

Word Family Centers

If your students have learned their beginning sounds, practiced their end sounds, chances are they are ready to dive into those tricky vowels sounds. Giving kids a strong foundation for this important skill is a must which is why I LOVE our new word family centers...

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Short U Centers

Short U Centers

Teaching new readers can feel like a daunting task - for both students and teachers. There are so many moving parts. When teaching vowels I like to dig deep into just one at first. It helps boost kids' confidence and gives them a solid foundation for their reading....

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Short I Centers

Short I Centers

Teaching new readers to read confidently is like putting together a puzzle. There are so many pieces that fit together. Having a strong foundation of the basics is SO important. And learning vowels gives students a big boost toward reading independently. Which is why...

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Beginning Digraph Activities

Beginning Digraph Activities

Just when kids have finally mastered letter sounds, along come tricky digraphs like CH-, TH- and SH- to trip them up again.  Thankfully, these ten digraph activities make it fun to master all of the most common digraphs in words: CH, CK, KN, NG, PH, QU, SH, TH, and...

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Fireman ABC Spray Game

Fireman ABC Spray Game

This ABC game is sure to be a hit with firemen fans. Just grab a pack of brightly colored index cards, a water sprayer and a fireman's outfit {if you have one} and you're ready to spray. The ABC game has become a must-play in our house and I hope it will be a favorite...

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Long Vowel Clip Cards

Long Vowel Clip Cards

Long vowels are tricky! There are numerous ways to spell them out, so it takes time and practice for kids to become confident. These long vowel clip cards are an easy and fun way to show long vowel words spelled in different ways. They're great puzzlers for first and...

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Transportation Word Puzzles

Transportation Word Puzzles

Kids love things that move! Some of the first terms that children learn are the different vehicles that they see on the streets and in the air. It's no wonder, really. Wheels turning, loud noises and the magic of things soaring through the air easily capture the...

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Family Word Puzzles

Family Word Puzzles

I'm always on the hunt for simple prep, motivating learning activities for kids. That's our thing, after all! So I couldn't wait to get my hands on The Educators' Spin on It's new book, 100 Fun & Easy Learning Activities for Kids. And I'm excited to report that...

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CVC Word Puzzles

CVC Word Puzzles

Are you looking for a fun way for kids to practice reading and spelling CVC words?!  These free CVC word puzzles are easy to prep and your students will love the fun and bright pictures. Grab your copy below and then hop over and snag our awesome Editable Word Work...

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Magic Letters Name Game

Magic Letters Name Game

Looking for a quick and fun name game for kids? Names are one of the first words many children learn to read and write and this low-prep name game is an exciting way to practice them. In Magic Letters, kids learn how to spell their name by making the letters magically...

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This Little Piggy Finger Puppets

This Little Piggy Finger Puppets

Rhymes for kids help children notice that words are clumps of sounds with a similar pattern.  When they begin spelling and reading words later, they'll notice that rhyming words often end with the same letters.  For instance, cat, bat, sat and hat all end with the...

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Telling Time Activities

Telling Time Activities

Telling time is a tricky concept for young children and their understanding of it develops gradually. These free interactive analog and digital clocks will keep your kids engaged while they explore time and how it relates to their everyday life. The telling time...

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End of the Year Craftivity

End of the Year Craftivity

With summer just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about the un-BEE-lievable school year we have had!  This end of the school year craftivity is a perfect way to reflect on a great school year while practicing some brainstorming and writing skills. Plus...

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Summer Journal

Summer Journal

Looking for a simple way to keep kids writing this summer?! Whether you're a parent hoping to battle summer slide or you're a teacher who wants to keep kids learning over the break, our free summer journals are the perfect solution. Grab your copy below!  Then, for...

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Summer Long E Cards

Summer Long E Cards

With summer just around the corner, my students are counting down the days until break.  This long e sunglasses activity were the perfect way to keep my kids excited about practicing the long e sound even with summer break rapidly approaching. Scroll down to grab the...

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Seashell Vowel Team Sort

Seashell Vowel Team Sort

This seashell vowel team sort is a motivating way for students to practice their long vowel sounds this summer! Scroll below to grab the freebie and then jump over and snag our Vowel Team Centers in our shop! Getting Ready The prep for this vowel team sort was very...

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16 Secret Long Vowel Sentences for Summer

16 Secret Long Vowel Sentences for Summer

Looking for a fun long vowel activity for kids?  These secret summer sentences give kids plenty of practice reading and writing words with long vowels including -ay, -ee, -igh and -oa. Children will love solving the mystery words and you'll love that they're getting...

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Camping Writing Prompts

Camping Writing Prompts

No summer is complete without a camping trip or two!  This fun set of camping writing prompts is a great way for kids to do a little creative writing and engage their imagination. Scroll down to grab your freebie!  Looking for more writing fun?!  Grab our Writing...

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Beach Writing Prompt

Beach Writing Prompt

Longing for a sunny day at the beach? I bet your students are, too!  Add some summer fun to your writing stations with this fun beach writing prompt. It's perfect for kindergarten and first-grade kids. With helpful vocabulary cards to help brainstorm ideas PLUS...

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CVC Word Board Games

CVC Word Board Games

These CVC word board games provide fun practice for children and help them build confidence as readers. Just print the CVC word board games (below) and get ready for some serious reading excitement. Snag your free game below and then hop over and grab 14 more board...

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10 Ways to Help Struggling Readers

10 Ways to Help Struggling Readers

This list of 10 ways to help struggling readers is a great one to bookmark or pin so you can quickly find it again! Since every child's brain is different, every solution can be slightly different too. Having this list handy will make it easier to find a just right...

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How to Teach Reading

How to Teach Reading

If you're wondering how to teach reading, you're in the right spot! This step-by-step guide covers everything from pre-reading skills to phonics, sight words and reading comprehension so that you can take kids from NON-readers to STRONG readers. Check out the...

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Word Family Garden Activity

Word Family Garden Activity

Do your kids have a serious case of spring fever, too?  This word family activity is a great way to focus all of that warm weather daydreaming on an important reading concept: word families!  Watch them turn into a beautiful garden right before your eyes. Put simply,...

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Spring Centers

Spring Centers

If your math and literacy centers need a little love this spring, this is for you! These print-and-play spring centers include 18 math and literacy centers practicing word families, sight words, telling time, skip counting, addition, subtraction and so...

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Mitten Name Activity

Mitten Name Activity

My four year-old and I have been playing games with the letters of his name for quite awhile now. I taught him a silly song to help him learn how to spell it, we've built his name with blocks, turned it into a rainbow... the list goes on and on. So I knew he would...

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Flower Power Diphthong Activity

Flower Power Diphthong Activity

Are you working on ou/ow diphthongs in phonics? This flower power sort is a fun diphthong activity that practices reading and focuses on those tricky spelling patterns. It's perfect for use as a small group center or as a whole group read and write the room. Make sure...

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Star Wars Sight Word Game

Star Wars Sight Word Game

Sight word games are a motivating way to help kids learn how to read and write the most common words in English. This Star Wars-themed twist steps up the cool factor. Kids will love battling Darth Vader as they play along with this active, engaging sight word game....

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Rainbow Name Writing

Rainbow Name Writing

There's no word on the planet that my 3.5 year-old loves spelling more than his name. Recently, he became extremely motivated to learn how to write it, too.  Like most things, I knew that he would need plenty of practice before he would master his new skill so to make...

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Shape Puzzles

Shape Puzzles

These twelve colorful shape puzzles are a fun way to practice the names of shapes while kids begin spelling out words. Sliding together one puzzle piece at a time, young mathematicians magically make each shape appear. The shape game is guaranteed fun! For more shapes...

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Sound Boxes for Phonemic Awareness

Sound Boxes for Phonemic Awareness

Sound boxes are a great way to build phonemic awareness with new readers because they encourage children to focus on one sound at a time and then blend those sounds together to make a word. Snag your sound boxes below and then request an invite to my 4 week course,...

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Unicorn Sight Word Game

Unicorn Sight Word Game

Practicing sight words just got so much more fun!  As kids race to reach the rainbow first in this sight word game, they read, write and spell their sight words along the way. Grab your free sight word game below and then hop over and snag even more with our...

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Pirate Sight Word Game

Pirate Sight Word Game

A pirate-themed sight word game?! Yes, please, matey! This playful activity is great to use as a literacy center, word work activity or sight word game. And, because it's editable, kids can practice any words under the sun - making it so easy to differentiate! Grab...

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St. Patrick’s Verb Tense Cards

St. Patrick’s Verb Tense Cards

Planning a St. Patrick's Day writing center? These free verb tense resource cards help students create greater variety in their writing and the pictures make excellent prompts for choosing what to write about! The cards are aimed at first graders but would also be...

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Candy Heart Sight Words Activity

Candy Heart Sight Words Activity

When I saw classic Valentine's Day candy hearts with letters instead of words, I knew I could use them for multi-age learning with a sweet sight word activity.  My 2.5 year-old is obsessed with his name and my 5 year-old, A,  loves working on sight words.  These candy...

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Word Family Egg Game

Word Family Egg Game

When Easter is over, what do you do with those extra plastic eggs?  Instead of tucking them back into storage, keep them out for this hands-on word family game! See the surprisingly simple step-by-step below and then request an invite to our 4 week course, The Reading...

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Icy Magic E Sort

Icy Magic E Sort

Are you looking for a fun way to practice magic E words this winter?  This icy magic E sort is a must-play! You can stay warm and cozy inside while you practice six long vowel word families. Snag your set below and then hop over to grab our Vowel Team Centers in...

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Earth Day Superheroes Activity

Earth Day Superheroes Activity

Calling all superheroes! Earth Day is coming up soon, which means there is no better time to talk about taking care of the earth with our students and work on some writing skills at the same time. Enter: a creative Earth Day activity! This superhero writing craftivity...

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Phonics 4 in a Row Game

Phonics 4 in a Row Game

Whether you're working on simple CVC words, digraphs, blends or R-influenced words, these playful Phonics 4 in a Row games are a must-play. Kids love them so much that they actually ASK to play again! Snag your set below and then hop over and snag our 26 more work...

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Pot of Gold Word Family Sort

Pot of Gold Word Family Sort

With St. Patrick's Day quickly approaching, this fun leprechaun-inspired word family sort is a must-try. Kids will love playing with gold (who can blame them?!) and YOU'LL love that they're practicing important reading skills. To make it easier for you to get EVERY...

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Kindergarten Centers

Kindergarten Centers

If you’re looking for kindergarten centers your students will beg to repeat, you’ve come to the right spot! Playdough to Plato is all-in on helping you save time, stay inspired and get bigger teaching results so we pulled together some of our favorite kindergarten...

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Number Formation Pack

Number Formation Pack

If you're looking for a motivating, easy-prep way to teach kids how to write and recognize the numbers 0 to 30, you've come to the right spot.  This number formation pack is brimming with effective teaching strategies: hands-on activity sheets, memorable rhymes and...

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Pre-Kindergarten Centers

Pre-Kindergarten Centers

If you’re looking for pre-kindergarten centers your students will beg to repeat, you’ve come to the right spot! Playdough to Plato is all-in on helping you save time, stay inspired and get bigger teaching results so we pulled together some of our favorite...

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Gingerbread Sight Word Game

Gingerbread Sight Word Game

Memorizing sight words takes most kids A LOT of practice, so I love to keep learning fun by playing motivating sight word games like this simple gingerbread one. It's perfect for the holidays and, because it's editable, it works with any words under the sun. Just like...

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25 St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

25 St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

Looking for some fun St. Patrick's Day activities with a math, science and literacy focus? You've come to the right spot. We've pulled together 25 of our favorite St. Patrick's Day activities for kids in one spot. We hope your little leprechauns love them too! For...

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Snowflake Sight Words

Snowflake Sight Words

Are you in need of a motivating way to practice reading, spelling and writing sight words this winter? Grab some salt, a baking dish and our free snowflake sight words download for some snowy fun. Use the download button below and then hop over and grab our jam-packed...

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Snowman Craft

Snowman Craft

Building a snowman is always a winter highlight for kids! Bundle up that excitement with this colorful snowman craft so children can remember the snowy fun all year long. Looking for more crafts and activities? Become a VIP Plato Pack member so you can get all of the...

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R-Controlled Vowel Centers

R-Controlled Vowel Centers

These 10 playful R-controlled vowel centers make it fun to practice 5 different spelling patterns in words: AR, ER, IR, OR and UR.

Play a round of Ropin’ Rodeo, match up R-controlled vowel puzzles, sort popcorn word families…. kids will love playing all 10 centers!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Smarty Pants flip and write game

–> Ropin’ Rodeo game board

–> Treasure Hide and Seek pocket chart game

–> Space I Spy write around the room

–> Superhero Sprint dice game

–> Puzzle Pairs match up

–> Popcorn Words read and sort activity

–> Word Family Puzzles

–> Clip Cards

–> And What’s Right read and color sheets

 

That’s 10 engaging R-controlled vowel centers in all!

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Editable Word Work Activities

Editable Word Work Activities

These 26 word work activities can be used with any words under the sun: sight words, phonics, spelling lists, word families, themed words... the sky's the limit!  And, as a huge bonus, the mega pack of word work activities requires almost no prep. Kids love that...

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Lesson Planning Cheat Sheets

Lesson Planning Cheat Sheets

Do some of your students struggle to read but you're not sure how to help? If you've ever wished you had an easy lesson planning cheat sheet that would help you pick "just right" reading lessons, these are for you! Snag your set below and then request an invite to our...

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45 Motivating Magic E Centers

45 Motivating Magic E Centers

Ready to tackle those tricky CVCe words?! These magic E centers are so much fun that kids will actually ASK to repeat them. And to make it easy for you to differentiate, the bundle includes centers focusing on just one long vowel at a time (long A words, for instance)...

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18 EDITABLE Holiday Sight Word Board Games

18 EDITABLE Holiday Sight Word Board Games

These 18 editable holiday sight word board games are a huge time and money saver! Type your unique word list once and the words pop into the right spot on every single game.

Use it with any word list under the sun: sight words, word families, themed holiday words, classmates’ names… the sky’s the limit! Kids love that they’re fun – grown ups love that they’re ready to play!

Whether you’re in need of ready to go word work activities, literacy centers or fun spelling practice , this pack has you covered.

The games make practice reading, spelling and writing words so motivating.

EASIEST PREP EVER

The sight word game boards couldn’t get any simpler to prep. Just print the activity you want kids to work on, grab one or two school supplies like playing pieces and dice, and you’re all set. Easy peasy!

EASILY DIFFERENTIATE WORD LISTS

The sight word board games are incredibly easy to differentiate so you can give kids at different reading levels “just right” practice. Type in your word list for your first level of readers, and print the activity you want your kids to play.

Hop back to the word list and swap out the words for your next level of readers. The new words will automatically load into the correct spot on all of the activities.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND

The 18 editable sight word board games  are guaranteed fun for kids!

The pack includes ready to play board games and coordinating follow up record sheets for tons of holidays:

–> New Year’s Dash

–> President’s Day Run

–> Groundhog Scoot

–> Valentine’s Day Zip

–> Leprechaun Scramble

–> Easter Hustle

–> Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

–> July 4th Hustle

–> Columbus Day Race

–> Halloween Dart

–> Veterans Day Bustle

–> Thanksgiving Charge

–> Hanukkah Sprint

–> Santa Scurry

PLUS 4 BONUS SEASONAL GAMES

–> Spring Scramble

–> Summer Splash

–> Fall Shuffle

–> Winter Surge

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End of Year Centers

End of Year Centers

End of year centers your students will LOVE! Finish the year stronger than ever with 21 math and literacy centers practicing word families, sight words, telling time, skip counting, number bonds and so much more.

The end of year centers are easy to differentiate, making them perfect for kindergarten and first grade!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY CENTERS

The mega pack makes it so easy to differentiate. Stretch activities for your strong readers and break down the activities for your struggling kiddos.

–> Color Up. Work on letter sounds, digraphs or blends! Simply grab a card, say the word out loud and color the beginning sound.

–> Spin a Word Family. Spin a word, read it and color it on your sheet. There are 5 versions so you can practice every vowel.

–> Word Clip Cards. Have students read and clip CVC words or, if they’re ready for a challenge, give them the Magic E version instead.

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Game. Race to the finish line as you read and write sight words along the way!

–> EDITABLE Roll and Write. Roll a die and write the matching word. Because the game is editable, you can practice any words under the sun!

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Puzzles. Match each sight word with its twin! When you’ve finished, write your pairs on your record sheet to practice spelling.

–> EDITABLE Hide and Seek. Play a pocket chart sight word game with the class!

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Card Game. Have students practice their sight words with a friend!

–> 4 Story Starters. Get kids writing with creative story prompts and end of year word cards.

MATH CENTERS

The set also includes math activities teaching critical skills including numbers, telling time, addition and subtraction.

–> Mystery Numbers. Practice counting in numerical order from 1-120.

–> Skip Counting. For students who are ready to be stretched, practice skip counting by 2, 5 or 10 instead.

–> Shape Graph. Work on 2D or 3D shapes AND build graphing skills at the same time. Just spin a shape and add it to the graph!

–> Number Bonds. Figure out the missing number and write it on your number bond!

–> Telling Time 4 in a Row. Read the analog clock and then find the digital time that matches! There are two versions included so that you can easily differentiate for a variety of learners: telling time to the nearest hour and quarter hour.

 

THERE ARE 21 END OF YEAR MATH AND LITERACY CENTERS IN ALL!

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Spring Centers

Spring Centers

If your math and literacy centers need a little love this spring, this pack is for you!

The print and play pack includes 18 math and literacy centers practicing word families, sight words, telling time, skip counting, addition, subtraction and so much more.

The spring centers are easy to differentiate, making them perfect for kindergarten and first grade!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY CENTERS

The mega pack makes it so easy to differentiate. Stretch activities for your strong readers and break down the activities for your struggling kiddos.

–> CVC Word Family Sort. Pick a card from the pile and sort it into the right CVC word family.

–> Vowel Team Sort. If students are ready for a challenge, sort magic E CVCe words instead.

–> CVC Word Puzzles. Match each picture with the matching CVC word! Then write your pairs on your record sheet for extra reinforcement.

–> Magic E Word Puzzles. For children who need more of a push, pull out the magic E version of the game.

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Game. Race to the finish line as you read and write sight words along the way!

–> EDITABLE Roll and Write. Roll a die and write the matching word. Because the game is editable, you can practice any words under the sun!

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Puzzles. Match each sight word with its twin! When you’ve finished, write your pairs on your record sheet to practice spelling.

–> 3 Story Starters. Get kids writing with creative story prompts and spring word cards.

MATH CENTERS

The set also includes math activities teaching critical skills including numbers, telling time, addition and subtraction.

–> Mystery Numbers. Easily differentiate by having kids focus on the numbers 1-20, 1-50 or 1-120.

–> Skip Counting. For students who are ready to be stretched, practice skip counting by 2, 5 or 10 instead.

–> Shape Graph. Work on 2D or 3D shapes AND build graphing skills at the same time. Just spin a shape and add it to the graph!

–> Subtraction Mats. Spin two numbers, write the subtraction problem and solve it!

–> Telling Time Puzzles. Read the analog clock and then find the digital time that matches! There are three versions included so that you can easily differentiate for a variety of learners: telling time to the hour, half hour and quarter hour.

–> Making 10. How many more flower seeds do you need to make 10? Use the task cards to find your answer and then keep track of your results on your record sheet.

–> Subtracting from 10. Roll a die and subtract that many flower seeds from your ten frame. How many are left?

–> Add and Color. Solve each addition problem, color the box according to the key, and make the mystery picture magically appear.

 

THERE ARE 18 SPRING MATH AND LITERACY CENTERS IN ALL!

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EDITABLE Crack the Code

EDITABLE Crack the Code

There’s nothing quite as intriguing as cracking secret codes, so this activity is a must-grab!

As students use their cipher wheel to decode the words, they’ll be having so much fun that they won’t even realize that they’re working on beginning coding skills they can use to write computer codes later.

And the best part is that you can practice any words under the sun because the set includes an EDITABLE version!

Practice spelling words, sight word lists, classmates’ names… the sky’s the limit!

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Earth Day Centers

Earth Day Centers

These Earth Day centers make it so easy to plan your math and literacy activities for the week of April 22nd! Just hit print.

This print-and-play pack includes 18 math and literacy centers practicing word families, sight words, telling time, number bonds and so much more.

The Earth Day centers are easy to differentiate, making them perfect for kindergarten and first grade!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY CENTERS

The mega pack makes it so easy to differentiate. Stretch activities for your strong readers and break down the activities for your struggling kiddos.

–> Beginning Sounds Color Up. Pick a card from the pile and color the letter that starts with the word shown.

–> Digraph Color Up. For students who are ready to be stretched, practice digraph words instead.

–> Blends Color Up. And for children who need even more of a push, pull out the blends version of the game.

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Game. Race to the finish line as you read and write sight words along the way!

–> EDITABLE I Spy Game. Have fun and burn off a little extra energy as kids search the room for sight words and then practice spelling them on their record sheet.

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Puzzles. Match each sight word with its twin!

–> 3 Story Starters. Get kids writing with creative story prompts and Earth Day word cards.

MATH CENTERS

The set also includes math activities teaching critical skills including numbers, telling time, addition and subtraction.

–> What’s Next? Easily differentiate by having kids focus on the numbers 1-20, 1-50 or 1-120.

–> Roll and Cover. Challenge students to roll two dice, add the numbers together, and then cover up the sum on their pattern block mat.

–> Subtraction Mats. Spin two numbers, write the subtraction problem and solve it!

–> Number Bonds. Have kids complete Earth Day number bonds.

–> Telling Time Puzzles. Read the analog clock and then find the digital time that matches! There are three versions included so that you can easily differentiate for a variety of learners: telling time to the hour, half hour and quarter hour.

–> Color by Shape. Practice naming and recognizing 2D or 3D shapes with a playful game of chance.

–> Shape Graph. Spin a shape and add it to the graph. What shape reaches the top first?

 

THERE ARE 18 EARTH DAY MATH AND LITERACY CENTERS IN ALL!

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Fall Short Vowel Sort

Fall Short Vowel Sort

Are your little readers working on reading short vowel words this fall? This sort is the perfect way to practice reading simple words while identifying the medial short vowel sound with a fun seasonal twist. Scroll below to grab your freebie, then make sure to hop...

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Word Lists

Word Lists

Have you ever wished you could easily print off just-right word lists for your students to refer to while they write? Wish granted!

This pack of word lists includes 17 kid-friendly themes (holidays, family, sports, etc.) to help students brainstorm topics and check their spelling.

PLUS the pack also gives you Dolch, Fry and combination sight word lists so students can have all of their words in one spot.

It even has an EDITABLE sheet so you can create your own list of classmates’ names, local hang outs… the sky’s the limit!

The words lists are the perfect addition to your writing folders or writing center.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 17 themed word lists with helpful pictures (includes UK version)

–> Dolch sight word lists

–> Fry sight word lists

–> Combination sight word lists

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Cell Phone Sight Words

Cell Phone Sight Words

Looking for a motivating sight word activity for kids?! This is a must-try! It's a clever way to turn kids' love of technology into a screen free activity that helps them practice any words under the sun - word families, sight word lists, names... even alphabet...

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300+ Word Work Activities… And Growing!

300+ Word Work Activities… And Growing!

Do you spend countless hours hunting down "good fit" word work activities and literacy centers for each of your reading groups? Word work is an amazing way to take students' reading to the next level because it gives kids a chance to play with words - breaking them...

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15 Word Work Games

15 Word Work Games

These 15 editable word work board games  are a huge time and money saver! Whether you're in need of ready to go word work activities, literacy centers or fun spelling practice, this pack has you covered. Just type in your unique word list once and the words pop into...

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15 Word Work Board Games – EDITABLE

15 Word Work Board Games – EDITABLE

These 15 editable word work board games are a huge time and money saver! Type your unique word list once and the words pop into the right spot on every single game.

Whether you’re in need of ready to go word work activities, literacy centers or fun spelling practice, this pack has you covered.

Use it with any word list under the sun: sight words, word families, themed words, classmates’ names…the sky’s the limit! Kids love that they’re fun – grown ups love that they’re ready to play!

The games make practice reading, spelling and writing words so motivating.

EASIEST PREP EVER

The word work game boards couldn’t get any simpler to prep. Just print the activity you want kids to work on, grab one or two school supplies like playing pieces and dice, and you’re all set. Easy peasy!

EASILY DIFFERENTIATE WORD LISTS

The word work game boards are incredibly easy to differentiate so you can give kids at different reading levels “just right” practice. Type in your word list for your first level of readers, and print the activity you want your kids to play.

Hop back to the word list and swap out the words for your next level of readers. The new words will automatically load into the correct spot on all of the activities.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

The 15 editable board games  are guaranteed fun for kids!

The pack includes ready to play board games and coordinating follow up record sheets:

–> Unicorn Race

–> Construction Site

–> Scuba Dive

–> Forest Hike

–> Monster Mash

–> The Farm

–> Car Race

–> Firefighter Dash

–> Space Race

–> School Carnival

–> Flower Garden

–> Police Chase

–> Basketball Swoosh

–> Treasure Hunt

–> Snow Day

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32 Clever Word Work Centers

32 Clever Word Work Centers

Clever word work centers make it fun for kids to practice everything from rhyming to word building, sight words, word families, spelling and more. These motivating word work centers are so entertaining that kids won't even realize they are learning. Snag...

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NO PREP Place Value Activity Pack

NO PREP Place Value Activity Pack

Learning place value can be a big challenge for kids - it's a complicated concept, after all. The NO PREP place value pack is filled with engaging, motivating ways to tackle the numbers 1-120. No prepping, no gluing, no cutting. Just print and teach. Grab your set in...

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CVC Sound Boxes

CVC Sound Boxes

CVC sound boxes are an awesome way to help kids learn how to sound out and spell simple three letter words such as cat, log and dog. These print and play sound box mats are a ready to go literacy center or word work station. Since kids can practice spelling the CVC...

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EDITABLE Name Games

EDITABLE Name Games

The first words many children learn to read and write are their names. These 10 playful name games make learning them fun for kids and easy prep for grown ups.

Because all of the pages are editable, the activities work with any name under the sun. Type it once and the name automatically loads into every page. It’s a huge time saver!

The editable name games include ten motivating activities.  Check out all of the fun details below.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Dot the letters in your name sheets

–> Name puzzles

–> Colorful letter art collages and class book

–> In my name/not in my name sorting mat

–> Magnetic letter spelling mat

–> Play dough spelling mat

–> Name writing practice sheets

–> Name book

–> Glue tracing page

–> Symmetrical name craftivity

 

NOTE: All of our products are instant downloads.

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Rhyming Picture Mats

Rhyming Picture Mats

Rhyming is an important step toward reading because it teaches kids to recognize patterns in words - a skill they'll use when they learn spelling patterns later. Just like the activities included in our rhyming pack, these rhyming picture mats are a fun, hands-on way...

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EDITABLE Word Work Activities – Flash Sale

EDITABLE Word Work Activities

These 26 word work activities work with any words under the sun: sight words, phonics, spelling lists, word families, themed words… the sky’s the limit!

And, as a huge bonus, the mega pack of word work activities requires almost no prep.

“I really feel like this is the holy grail of word work activities. I’m using it for at-home practice for my first grade child, and I love the variety included as well as ease of use. I mostly use the activities that are blank and can be used with any list (her favorites are Add it Up, Small/Med/Large and Magic Words), but I LOVE the ones where you can type the words in and they auto-populate the activity for you. It’s like magic and it’s so easy. Thank you!” – Emily Knutson

Kids love that they’re fun – teachers love that they’re ready to play and easy to differentiate for every learner in class!

Whether you’re in need of ready to go literacy centers, word work stations, fun spelling practice or homeschool activities, this pack has you covered.

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Gingerbread ABC Match Up

Gingerbread ABC Match Up

I always think the pumpkin season is our favorite classroom theme... until it is time for gingerbread! This Gingerbread ABC Game is a simple way to incorporate some seasonal fun into mastering letters and sounds, ABC order and even CVC words! When you're dong...

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Word Family Activity Pack

Word Family Activity Pack

Teaching kids how to read and write word families increases their reading fluency by showing them spelling patterns in words. These hands-on, motivating games and no prep activities make memorizing the most common word families uber fun for kids. The activity pack is...

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Creative Writing Prompts

Creative Writing Prompts

These creative writing prompts will help your child develop writing fluency by reducing the stress some kids feel towards spelling, and by reducing the time some take just deciding what to write about! The creative writing prompts help children develop self-confidence...

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Clip-On Paint Chip Names

Clip-On Paint Chip Names

My almost 3 year-old is obsessed with his name so, to help him practice spelling it, I headed to my local hardware store. With just a few supplies, I quickly whipped out this paint chip clothespin name activity.  Its a good thing this took a mere minutes to prep...

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25 Awesome Name Games

25 Awesome Name Games

These 25 awesome name games are sure to keep kids entertained for days. They'll love crystallizing, tracing and painting the most important word they'll ever learn. And for more fun, be sure to grab our Ultimate Preschool Activity Pack in our shop! Whether you're in...

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sight Word Game

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sight Word Game

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of my all-time favorite children's books. My boys are big fans too, so I was excited to pull together a motivating Very Hungry Caterpillar sight word game that would make reading practice super fun. It's the perfect...

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Name Songs for Kids

Name Songs for Kids

If you're looking for a really quick way to help students learn to spell their name, you're in the right spot! These simple name songs for kids make it surprisingly easy for them to learn the letters in their name... and their classmates' names too! Get your hands on...

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LEGO Word Families

LEGO Word Families

My boys have been on a LEGO kick the last few weeks. The other day, as I watched them play, an idea popped into my mind: in addition to building THINGS with this favorite toy, they could also build WORDS. Later that evening, I pulled out their box of Duplos {the extra...

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Spider Word Families

Spider Word Families

We are almost halfway through October and that means Halloween is just around the corner! It's the perfect time to overcome my arachnophobia and share a free printable spider game with all of you. This playful sort is a fun-filled way to help children learn word...

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Spin a Word Family

Spin a Word Family

Learning word families is a fast way to help children recognize a lot of new words quickly because they are groups of words that share the same sound and spelling. By learning the ending {-og} for instance, your child quickly understands how to read and write {dog,...

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Sight Word Soccer

Sight Word Soccer

Sight word games are one of the best way to keep your child motivated to learn more sight words! Ask a young child what his favorite part of the school day is and he is likely to say, "recess" so this sight word game is inspired by a  popular playground activity:...

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Name Games for Kids

Name Games for Kids

Name games are the perfect way to help your child master one of their favorite words - their name! Since there is no word quite as special to a child as her own name,  it’s no wonder that many teachers (including me) use a child’s name to introduce the concept of what...

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