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It’s that time of year for many of us and the holidays are swiftly approaching. While my house isn’t quite decorated for the season just yet, I am definitely in planning mode for some fun, holiday learning activities! These free Christmas themed word family games are perfect for practicing short vowel word families. Plus, you get to make a spinner!
*Pair with our Gingerbread Centers & Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Christmas Themed Word Family Games
While my favorite December activities often consist of an overload of gingerbread printables and games, I do branch out to some other themed learning fun as well like these Christmas word family games. They are the perfect addition to your literacy centers this time of year!
To prep for the “Word Family Stockings” games, you need the download (at the end of the post) as well as the following supplies:
There are 15 word families in all – 3 for each short vowel. These games are great to play individually, in small groups, or as a literacy center!
How to Play
To play, decide which short vowel you are working with first. Place the pencil inside the spinner and flick it around to see which word family it lands on.
Find, read, and color a stocking that has a word belonging to the corresponding word family. Spin again!
I like to have my kids only color one stocking per spin. It helps them focus on reading the word and keeps the game going a little longer.
It also gives them that little brain break as they spin the spinner, then get right back to reading and coloring!
Your students will love spinning and coloring this holiday season with these super fun word family spinner games!
Grab Your FREE Copy
Ready to spin and play? You can grab all 5 short vowel pages of “Word Family Stockings” for free, by clicking the large, yellow download button at the end of the post!
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