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Farm Syllable Sort Activity

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I love this season and all the fun learning themes that we get to explore! I couldn’t wait to add some farm-themed activities to our centers. Counting syllables can be a difficult skill for students to master but is a valuable and needed skill for reading and spelling. This free Farm Syllable Sort Activity is the perfect addition to your farm-themed literacy centers!

*Pair with our Farm Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!

This free Farm Syllable Sort Activity is the perfect addition to your farm-themed literacy centers! Your kids will love it!

Farm Syllable Sort Activity

Breaking words into smaller chunks makes it easier to read, write, and spell words. Students will have fun “baling hay” as they count syllables and sort picture cards into the corresponding hay wagon!

Setting Up the Activity

Start by printing and laminating the tractor, wagon, and hay bale picture cards.

If you have them available, you can connect the tractor and wagon with plastic links or brads or use the cards as is and just lay them on the table.

Next, you will mix up the hay bale cards and spread them out on the table or add them to a small basket.

Lay out the tractor syllable cards and add the picture cards to a small basket.

How to Use This Activity

Students will pick a hale bale from the “field” and identify the picture on the card. They will then identify the number of syllables in the word.

Once they have identified the number of syllables in the word, they will add it to the correct wagon.

Students will continue sorting hay bales until all bales of hay have been sorted into the correct wagons.

Students sort the hay bale picture cards into the correct tractor syllable wagons.

Engaging Ways to Help Identify Syllables In Words

For young learners, identifying syllables in words can be a difficult task to comprehend and master. Providing engaging hands-on and kinesthetic opportunities for students to practice chunking words is key to counting syllables. Here is a list of some of our favorite ways to practice counting syllables:

  • Clap it out. Say the word slowly while you clap the syllables in the word.
  • Pat it out. Say the word slowly while you pat the syllables in the word on the floor or your lap.
  • Hop it out. Say the word slowly while you hop out the syllables in the word like a bunny.
  • Use manipulatives. Use a thematic manipulative like farm animal counters or bunny erasers and pick one up for each syllable you count in the word.
Use a thematic manipulative like farm animal counters and pick one up for each syllable you count in the word.

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Are you ready to start counting syllables with your students? Get your free Farm Syllable Sorting activity by clicking the large, yellow download button at the end of the post!

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8 Responses

  1. I’ve been looking for a game which provided one to four syllables. Thank you. This is just what I was searching for my advanced first graders.

  2. I just came across this while planning for spring. SO cute my preschoolers will love it as a small group activity. Thank you for making it free I really appreciate your generosity.

    1. Danielle,

      We are so happy that you are excited to use this sorting activity with your students! It makes us so happy to provide fun, engaging resources and activities to our fellow teachers. Have a wonderful rest of the school year! 🙂

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