Activity for ages 5 to 7.
This playful penguin word family sort is sure to be hit with kids!
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To play, I printed off the word family sort on cardstock to give it extra durability.
Lastly, I printed off a record sheet for each player.
Viola! We were all set for some penguin fun.
Word Family Penguin Sort
To start, I placed one ice rink and several sets of penguins on the table in front of the small group.
Since my students are still working on CVC words, I wanted to work on only one family at a time.
I reminded my students that word families have the same sound and end in the same letters.
For our first family, we chose to work on the words ending in the -un sound.
One by one, the kids drew a penguin from the pile, read the word out loud and decided if it belonged to the -UN word family.
If it did, they placed the penguin on the ice skating rink to skate.
Once my students had a handle on the -UN word family, we started working through the others.
Gradually, I increased the number of word families on the table until all six ice rinks were out and all the penguins had been sorted.
Then I handed out the review sheets and we worked together to read the penguins and add them to the appropriate column on the paper.
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