My first grader loved the Create-a-Word activity that we did for Valentine’s Day so much that I made a spring-themed one for her. This free printable Spring Create-a-Word activity is the perfect way to bring some word building into your day!

Use this free spring printable "Create-a-Word" activity to practice word building skills. Perfect for any level of reader.

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Materials for the Spring Word Building Activity

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
Use this free spring printable "Create-a-Word" activity to practice word building skills. Perfect for any level of reader.

To prepare the activity:

Print the create-a-word file (found at the end of this post).

Laminate the “Welcome Spring!” page if desired. If you are using this with multiple kids or want to use it more than once, I highly recommend laminating to save you from needing to print and cut the letters again.

Cut apart the letter page.

To use:

Provide your student with a recording page and a set of the “Welcome Spring!” letters.

Have them use the letters to rearrange into words that they will write on the recording sheet.

Use this free spring printable "Create-a-Word" activity to practice word building skills. Perfect for any level of reader.

Jaida loves the challenge of creating words that she knows from the available letters.

She immediately noticed that she could make the word “ring” from “spring”. Then she worked with that word family to create some other words.

While my back was turned she wrote down “spring”, but was very quick to tell me that it was the other spring. *boing, boing*…lol!

Use this free spring printable "Create-a-Word" activity to practice word building skills. Perfect for any level of reader.

The best part of an activity like this is that it totally relies on the child’s current level of knowledge. It’s really easy to create 3-letter words or simple sight words. Or if the child is more experienced with reading, they can create more complex words.

Jaida added some blends on the front of the word families to create the kinds of words she has been using recently.

We talked about “some” and “come” not following the magic ‘e’ rule of making the vowel say its name.

This is a good way to see if the kids are understanding the things that you have covered in their lessons!

Since Jaida loves this activity so much, we’ll be using that enthusiasm to create other sets. What phrases would your kids love to work with?

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Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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