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!
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.
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.
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!
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?
Our Favorite Spring Books for Kids:
We can’t live without these!
Once your child’s creativity is sparked with this fun activity, take it a step further with these engaging resources:
A Walk Through the WoodsWorm Weather (Penguin Core Concepts)Goodbye Winter, Hello SpringThe Hike: (Nature Book for Kids, Outdoors-Themed Picture Book for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners)A Little Book About Spring (Leo Lionni’s Friends)Lola Plants a Garden (Lola Reads)Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt: (Nature Book for Kids, Gardening and Vegetable Planting, Outdoor Nature Book) (Over and Under)Singing in the RainSpring in the Forest (Lift-a-flap Surprise)Everything Spring (Picture the Seasons)First Notes of Spring