Magic E Kite Puzzles

Activity for ages 5 to 7.

These colorful kite puzzles are the perfect way to introduce “Magic E”  words AND bring a little spring into your classroom.

Grab the free puzzles below and then make sure to hop over and grab our MEGA pack of Magic E centers for even more fun!

Getting Ready

To prepare this activity, I printed all of the kite puzzles on cardstock and laminated them for durability.

Next, I cut apart each of the 20 puzzles and placed the puzzle pieces in plastic bags according to their vowel sound: A, E, I, O and U.

What Are Magic E Words?

Magic E words get their name because the silent E at the end of the word makes the middle vowel say its name.

The A in “cake”, for example, makes the long A sound.

And the O in “hose” says the long O sound.

That silent E uses its magical powers to change the sound vowels make so we call words that have one “Magic E words”.

Magic E Kite Puzzles

To introduce the game, I asked the kids what their favorite springtime activities were.

When a student mentioned flying kites, I wrote kite on the board.

Once I had given several students opportunities to share, I asked them to look at the word kite.

The letter I in the word kite makes the long vowel sound because of the Magic E at the end.

I then explained that we were going to be practicing reading Magic E words by matching the picture on the kite with the word below the string.

I spread one set of cards out on a table – placing the picture cards at the top and the word cards at the bottom.

Since the Magic E was new to most of my students, we started by working with just one vowel sound at a time, beginning with the long A sound.

After all the students had a chance to practice each vowel sound individually, I mixed up the cards and had the students work on completing all the kite puzzles.

The kids had so much fun with this spring themed activity and it was a wonderful way to practice those tricky Magic E words.

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20 Comments

  1. Claire

    I can’t download these….. 😒

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    • Kimberleigh

      Hi Clarie,

      Thanks for reaching out, please check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help.

      Warmly,

      Kimberleigh

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    • Ashley

      Hi Mariela,
      Thanks for reaching out, please check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help.
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

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      • Ashley

        I will email you Mariel.
        Warmly,
        Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

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      • mariela

        hello it is imposible download Magic E Kite Puzzles because blue square where it is written download here doesnt work

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        • Ashley

          Hi Mariela,
          We’ve checked the download link several times and it should be working.
          You may want to try clearing your cookies or trying to access it with a different browser.
          You can check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help.
          Warmly,
          Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

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  2. mariela

    hello i tried again download
    Magic E Kite Puzzles but it is impossible it is the seven time that i tried without success

    Reply
    • Ashley

      Hi Mariela,
      We have checked the link several times and it appears to be working correctly on our end. You may want to try downloading from a different browser.
      I will also email you.
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

      Reply
  3. Emily Currie

    Button doesn’t work.

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    • Ashley

      Hi Emily,
      I just verified the link, so it should be working now.
      Please be sure you are clicking on the blue Download Now button at the bottom of the post.
      You should be prompted to enter your name and email. The file should pop up after that, but it may take a moment.
      If you still can’t get it to work, you can email me at hello@playdoughtoplato.com
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

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  4. Karen

    Hi, unfortunately the download link doesn’t work…all the others do though. If possible, could you please email it to me? I’ll try searching it on Teachers Pay Teachers also. Thank you! 🙂

    Reply
    • Ashley

      Hi Karen,
      I just confirmed the link, so it should be working now. You may need to access it from a laptop or desktop.
      Please be sure you are clicking on the blue Download Now button at the bottom of the post.
      You should be prompted to enter your name and email. The file should pop up after that, but it may take a moment.
      If you still can’t get it to work, you can email me at hello@playdoughtoplato.com
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

      Reply
  5. Heather

    The download button doesn’t let me download.

    Reply
    • Ashley

      Hi Heather,
      I just verified the link, so it should be working now. You may need to access it from a laptop or desktop.
      Please be sure you are clicking on the blue Download Now button at the bottom of the post.
      You should be prompted to enter your name and email. The file should pop up after that, but it may take a moment.
      If you still can’t get it to work, you can email me at hello@playdoughtoplato.com
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

      Reply
  6. Liz

    I’m having the same issue with the kites. The other downloads worked fine.

    Reply
    • Ashley

      Hi Liz,
      I just confirmed the link, so it should be working now. You may need to access it from a laptop or desktop.
      Please be sure you are clicking on the blue Download Now button at the bottom of the post.
      You should be prompted to enter your name and email. The file should pop up after that, but it may take a moment.
      If you still can’t get it to work, you can email me at hello@playdoughtoplato.com
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

      Reply
  7. Dianne

    Hi! Still having the problem downloading these.

    Reply
  8. Tana

    Hi! I’m trying to download the magic e kite puzzles but the download button isn’t working. I’ve tried many times. Is there anyway I can get a copy via email?! My students would LOVE practice with magic e.

    Reply
    • Ashley

      Hi Tana,
      Thanks for reaching out. I’m sorry you’re having trouble downloading. We never want that. Please check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help. You’ll also want to make sure you have the most recent version of Adobe Reader Other and that you’re allowing pop ups from our site. If you still can’t get it to work, you can email me at hello@playdoughtoplato.com
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

      Reply

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