Fun Syllable Activities for Early Readers

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Learning the number of syllables in a word is an important skill for new readers. Syllable activities help strengthen both reading and spelling skills, as they teach kids to break longer words down into smaller chunks, making them easier to read, spell, and write. These creative and fun syllable activities are designed with a child’s needs in mind. They provide educational value, but also tons of fun for early learners. Pick out the activities that look like the most fun to try, or try them all!

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These creative and hands-on syllable activities provide educational value, but also tons of fun for early learners!

Hands-On Syllable Activities for Early Readers

Use these ladybug clip cards to help children learn syllables.

LEGOs make a wonderful tool for counting syllables. / This Reading Mama

Use these counting cards to help practice syllables. / This Reading Mama

Make literacy fun with this syllable counting activity. / The Measured Mom

Kids will love this open and closed syllable learning activity. / This Reading Mama

Teach syllables with this clever printable. / You Clever Monkey

This game teaches syllables in a fun, hands-on way. / This Reading Mama

Kids will love this syllable matching tray. / No Time for Flash Cards

Use a muffin tin to count syllables. / Growing Book by Book

Kids will love using straws to count syllables. / Pre-K Pages

Dot the syllables with this syllable worksheet. / This Reading Mama

Use this printable to divide syllables. / This Reading Mama

This farm-themed syllable activity is tons of fun! / The Educators’ Spin On It

Active kids will love this syllable counting game. / School Time Snippets

Use clothespins and these syllable strips for counting syllable fun! / You Clever Monkey

Sort words by number of syllables in this cookie jar activity. / Playdough to Plato

Make a pool noodle caterpillar for counting syllables. / Pre-K Pages

These interactive and fun syllable activities are designed with a child's needs in mind.

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