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Penguins are just too cute and they are also the perfect theme for center activities in the wintertime! This time of the year in Kindergarten we are working hard on our writing skills. It is important that our students are ready to go into first grade knowing proper letter formation and with a working knowledge of beginning sentence structure. This free Penguin Sentence Writing Cut and Paste Activity gives children the opportunity to work on scissor cutting skills and sentence writing too!
*Pair with our Winter Writing Center Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Penguin Sentence Writing Cut and Paste Activity
This is a great activity for the winter months because, in Kindergarten, we are usually starting to introduce sentence structure around that time.
We talk a lot about how a sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with punctuation and sentence sorters are the perfect way to reinforce these sentence writing skills!
How to Use this Printable
I like to work on a few sentence sorter cut and paste activities in small groups first before adding them to our writing centers.
In our small groups, I model proper sentence structure and we go over the steps to complete the activity together. Depending on the level of the students, we sometimes even pick out the words and place them in the correct order as a group.
RELATED RESOURCE: January Sentence Sorters
Since we know a sentence begins with a capital letter, students can pick that out right away and glue the first word in their sentence. The same is true for ending punctuation. Children can quickly see the final word in their sentence as it has an exclamation mark with it.
We then move on to the words that we know. Those are what we call our high-frequency words or spelling words for those who do spelling in Kindergarten.
Before we know it, we’ve built our sentence and we are reading and writing it all on our own!
Benefits of Sentence Sorter Cut and Paste Activities
- Fine motor skills practice with scissor cutting, coloring, and gluing.
- Children immediately feel successful with predictable text showing capital letters and punctuation.
- Sentence structure properly modeled in a fun way!
- Letter formation practice with 2 opportunities to correctly copy and write the sentence.
- Teachers can use the printables to evaluate student growth or identify areas of focus.
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Even More Penguin-Themed Fun
Then, for more penguin fun, check out these awesome activities from some of my favorite kid bloggers!
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