When I am creating activities for my daughter, I am always thinking ahead for new ways that the activity can be used. Not only am I trying to save money, but time as well. That is why this free Counting Syllables Printable Activity is so helpful – there are so many ways it can be used! These printables are great for learning syllables and word parts with Kindergarten and 1st grade students, or anytime you want something to grab for a quick review.
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Counting Syllables Printable Activity
When my daughter came home from school talking about syllables I was so excited. She’s only been in Kindergarten for 3 months and she’s already learning syllables? YES! It was so exciting for me, but also for her!
One of the simplest explanations for the purpose of syllables is to help kids break down words into ‘chunks.’ This can help children sound out words and read faster, as well as more accurately. When children can break down words into syllables it helps them spell words more quickly, as well.
This free printable packet includes four different pages for counting syllables.
Each page contains six different blocks. Each block includes an image, the word spelled out, and a space to answer how many syllables the word has.
Many kids can identify syllables before they can read the larger words. That is why I included a picture as well as the written word.
My favorite part of this activity is the variety of ways that it can be done!
Ways to Play
- Use them with marker pieces: We used buttons to mark the syllable number for each picture. The pages can be laminated to extend the life of the activity.
- Make clip cards: Cut each block out. Laminate each block and use a clothespin to clip the correct number.
- Turn them into a writing activity: A writing utensil can be used to circle or color the number that corresponds with the number of syllables. If the pages are going to be laminated, a dry erase marker could be used.
- Use a hole punch: Cut each block out and hole punch the correct number. (These reduced effort hole punches are great for younger kids, as others can be a bit tricky to squeeze.)
I created the printables in black and white to save some colored ink. Plus, it could be fun for the children to also color in the pictures as they do the activity!
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Ready to work on counting syllables with your kids, too? Grab your free copy of the Syllable Counting Printables by clicking the large, yellow download button at the end of the post!
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