Word families are so important for helping students build their reading fluency and practice rhyming skills. When we learn short vowel sounds, I include many activities that focus on word families for each vowel. Sometimes it is easier for students to blend CVC words if they recognize the word family at the end. This free Flower Word Family Sentences Activity is perfect for practicing word families, rhyming, and sentence writing all in one!
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Flower Word Family Sentences Activity
We enjoy options in our class and this activity comes with two different versions that will have your early learners excited to build fluency skills in a fun, hands-on way! It would be perfect for a writing center or whole group instruction, and would look fantastic displayed on a springtime bulletin board.
Cut, Write, and Glue!
I love activities that allow the kids to work on literacy skills while also working fine motor muscles. The “Cut, Write, and Glue” version of this activity is perfect for doing both. The students can practice building word families and strengthening fine motor skills through cutting.
Start by printing the word family flowers on some fun, colored paper. I like to print on super bright paper to really make the flowers pop!
Students will cut out the flower and then use a skinny marker or pencil to write 7 words that match the word family in the center of the flower.
When the kids are done filling in the word family, they can glue their flower down to the Word Family Sentences printable.
Lastly, students can choose two words from the word family to write a sentence. If using two words in the same sentence is too difficult, they can write two separate sentences.
Cut, Write, and Color!
The “Cut, Write, and Color” version of this activity also strengthens fine motor skills through cutting AND coloring!
For this option, I recommend writing in the word family of your choice in the middle of the flower before copying, or you can have the students choose a word family to write in the middle.
Just like the first version, students will think of 7 words that rhyme with that word family and write them into the petals. But the super fun part of this option is that the students can color the flowers however they choose!
When they are done coloring they can cut out their flowers and glue them to the Word Family Sentences printable.
Lastly, the kids will write a sentence or two using words from the word family flower that they created.
Ta-da! Now, your students have just practiced rhyming, word families, blending CVC words, and sentence writing all in ONE activity!
Grab Your FREE Copy
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