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 families.
Scroll below to grab your freebie and then make sure to hop over and snag our Editable Word Work Board Games in our shop so you can practice word families or any words under the sun – it’s your choice!
Prepping the activity was amazingly simple.
I printed off the web word families, review sheets and the spiders.
Then I cut out all 24 spiders. (That’s a lot of goosebump-raising creepy crawlies, isn’t it?!)
Spider Word Families
To start, I laid out one web word family and the spiders.
I reminded my students that word families are groups of words that share the same sound and spelling. For example, the words red, bed, Ted, led are part of the -ed family.
Working together, we found the word spiders that belonged on our first web.
Then, I added another web and had each student pick a spider to add to it.
The first child held up a spider and read the word out loud on the card: chin.
She realized the word chin belonged to the -in word family and placed it on the correct web.
We continued in a circle until all the webs had their correct word spiders.
After I checked the webs, I handed out the review sheets to stretch students’ learning.
We read the words and wrote each one in the right spot on the sheet.
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Download your free spider game by clicking the blue button below and then hop over and grab our Editable Word Work Board Games in our shop!