Students must use onset and rime to put the broken spring eggs back together again (like a puzzle)!
Students will use onset & rime in one syllable words (short vowel, closed syllable words) to create real words by correctly matching up two parts (onset & rime) to create a whole word. When the onset and rime is correctly matched and assembled to make a whole word, the students will have a whole egg and will read the word on the egg.
Eggs are "cracked" in half with the onset (beginning sound or sounds) on one puzzle "piece" of the egg, and the rime (vowel chunk) on the other. The eggs fit together just like a puzzle.
To create the activity, simply print onto light colored cardstock (white cardstock and colored ink will look best) and cut out each egg. Then, cut each egg into two parts (onset & rime) by cutting along the jagged crack in each egg.