Easter Activities Literacy Center Activities – Blending With My Peeps!
★ Level 2 (more complex onsets and rimes)
★ Match each single peep to a pair of peeps to make a word… Real or Nonsense?
★ 48 onsets and 84 rimes!
★ Prints nicely in color or grayscale.
Phonics and Word Recognition
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3b Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
★ 35 Page Download - 3 Ways to Play!
★ Different single peeps with onsets (beginning sounds, digraphs, 2 and 3 letter blends) match up to a variety of pairs of peeps with more complex rimes (–ear, -ight, ain, eat, end, etc.).
★ Optional recording sheets for students to write the words they form.
★ Play as a simple pick a single peep and match it to a pair of peeps with a rime that forms a word. OR play “Real or Nonsense?”
★ Single peeps onset cards can be placed in a decorated copy paper lid (Easter Candy scenery for sides inside and out are included).
★ I have a Level 1 Version that you can find in my products listings. It can be added to set one gradually to make the activity less difficult and differentiate students’ practice. The sets are meant to be integrated.
These directions are for printing the single peeps cards with onsets, back to back so they look appealing when placed face down. OR You can simply print the file as is, and leave the back sides of the single peeps onset cards plain, OR you can glue the backings onto the cards.
Print page 1 & 2 (these directions and TPT seller and clip art information).
Print page 3 – Single Peeps with onsets (beginning consonants, digraphs, & 2 and 3 letter blends)
Place page 3 in the printer’s paper tray face up and facing you.
Print page 4, and the reverse images of the Peeps will print out on the back.
Print page 5 – more single peeps with onsets
Place page 5 back in the printer’s paper tray face up and facing you.
Print page 6, and the reverse images of the single peeps will print out on the back.
Continue in this manner with pages 7-10 until all of the single onset peeps and their backings have been printed.
Print pages 11-35. You are done printing!
Pages 3-10 are single peeps with onsets (beginning consonants, digraphs & 2 and 3 letter blends) and backings. Cut up into cards.
Pages 11-15 are double peeps with more complex rimes (all vowels are included). These can be cut up into cards and used as rimes cards to blend with the single onset peeps. Students can decide if each word is real or nonsense. OR, you can keep each sheet together (without cuttng) and use them as game boards for students.
Pages 16-21 are Onset Rime Bingo game with 6 MIXED vowel game boards for students who are more advanced.
Pages 22-23 are 4 optional student Word Builder Awards, 2 in color, and 2 in black and white.
Pages 24-31 are 8 optional recoding sheets. One type is for students to record the real cvc words they build. The other type is for the second way to use this activity where the student decides if a word is real or nonsense. The recording sheets are in color and black and white. Color, if you’d like to laminate them and have students write in erasable markers as they play the games and in black and white for students to write on with pencil and then color.
Pages 32-35 are 4 pages of clip art borders that can be folded lengthwise and slipped over the edges of an inverted copy paper lid or file fold box or lid. That way, you can place the cards face down in a container, and students can simply draw cards from the container.
Directions for Bingo:
Place single peep onsets face down in a copy paper lid (decorated with the clip art sides incuded).
Students take turns picking one onset peep and blending it with the rimes on his or her Bingo game board. If a real word is made, the student places that peep on the rime square and records it on his/her recording sheet. The first one to get Bingo is the winner. OR You can play a version where the first student to fill his or her card is the winner.
Another Way to Play – Real or Nonsense
Students pick an single onset peep card and see which words they can create with one gameboard. They record the real words in the first column and the nonsense words in the second column. I have included recording sheets set up for this activity.
A Third Way to Play
Cut up a set of the single onset peeps and the double peep rime cards. Students simply create words using the peeps, and record them in the correct column on their recording sheets: Real or Nonsense?
Please click on any of the GREEN LINKS below to view other Easter Literacy and Math Centers. Thank you!
Easter FREEBIE Literacy Center Activities – Eggs and Baskets –
Sequencing and Matching Upper & Lower Case Letters – Counting to 20 -
20 Page Download - 4 Ways to Play - Easter eggs with the lower case letters of the alphabet match up to Easter baskets with the upper case letters. COLOR CODED to keep separate.
Numbers 1-20 to arrange in order as well. 1-10 are on eggs, and 11-20 are on baskets.
Optional recording sheets for students to write the alphabet and the numbers. Play as simple sequencing games, or pick an egg and match it to a basket.
Easter - Emergent Readers and Harder Books - 35 Page Download - Easter Fun -
3 Different Reading Levels – Emergent Reader and 2 Harder - 4 versions of each book - 12 versions in all - Easy Assembly - Choices: full color Easter illustrations OR black and white OR Students illustrate their own to show comprehension, and finally, students write their own versions of Easter Fun.
Pocket chart Easter vocabulary cards included (with illustrations when appropriate).
8 Pages Per Book (cover and 7 pages).
Easter: Poems and Songs- 11 Easter Poems/Songs + 12 Easter Finger Puppets-
20 page file – All Illustrated with Easter themed Graphics-Full Color and Black and White for students to color.
11 Easter Songs/Poems - Sing to popular children’s songs.
12 Easter Finger Puppets – color and black and white to color.
Just choose those you like, and print just those pages.
Sing to familiar tunes, or chant.
Use some or all year after year.
Easter Math Centers Counting and Skip Counting Activities - 6 Activities-
38 Page Download
Themes: Easter Kids, Easter Rabbits, Easter Chicks, Easter Eggs, Easter Baskets and more…introduction to or review of counting and skip counting by ones, twos, fives and tens to 100.
Easter Eggs and Baskets Literacy Center Activities – Set 1
Onset Rime DIBELS
– Match each Easter Egg to an Easter Basket to make a word…
Real or Nonsense? C-V-C Prints nicely in color or grayscale.
21 Page Download - 3 Ways to Play - 24 different Easter Eggs with onsets (beginning sounds and digraphs) match up to a variety of Easter Baskets with rimes (–at, -ip, um, ed, ot, etc.). Optional Easter themed recording sheets for students to write the cvc onset rime words they form.
Play as a simple pick an Easter Egg and match it to an Easter Basket with a rime that forms a word. OR play “Real or Nonsense?” Easter Egg onset cards can be placed in an empty Easter Basket if you have one in your classroom. I have a Level 2 Version that you can find in my products listings. It can be added to set one gradually to make the activity more difficult and differentiate students’ practice. The sets are meant to be integrated.
Easter Literacy Centers Antonyms, Recording Sheets and Optional Awards -
4 Ways to Play
33 page download – 120 Words (60 pairs of antonyms) –
5 complete sets with different Easter backings and print color to keep them separate. Designed to be printed out back to back with 5 distinct Easter graphics printing on the reverse side. (Different graphics than the synonyms set.)
Easter Synonyms Literacy Centers, Recording Sheets and Award
3 Ways to Play -
30 page download – 120 Words (60 pairs of synonyms) –
5 complete sets with different Easter backings (backings different from antonyms center so they won’t get mixed up!) and print color to keep them separate. Designed to be printed out back to back with 5 distinct Easter graphics printing on the reverse side.
Easter Literacy Centers: Contractions Activities:
23 Page Download
– 48 Contractions contained in 4 different sets of Contraction Matching/Memory Games - Students match contractions to the words from which they are made.
Easter Literacy Centers: Blending Build A Word Wheels – Set 1 –
Different Ways To Use & Record – 63 Different Combinations of Wheels, so you can make 63 Word Builder Wheels with this set! - Includes 4 Word Builder Awards & 8 Recording Sheets – Great for Differentiating Word Building Practice with your students - 7 inner wheels and 9 outer wheels as described below. 21 Page Download - Print as many of each wheel as desired to make up to 63 different Word Builders…
Easter Sight Words Literacy Centers Game Board Activities – Level 1 -
5 Different Game Boards - 19 Page download - 5 different Easter themed game boards for the first 106 Dolch sight vocabulary words. I have included 6 spinners. (Game boards with the last 114 Dolch are available in my product listings.) Some of the spinners have higher numbers to make the game go faster. You could also use dice. Gameboards are themed around Easter.
Easter Sight Words Literacy Centers Game Board Activities –
Last 114 Dolch Words + 10 Dolch Nouns
5 Different Game Boards - 5 different Easter themed game boards for last 114 Dolch sight vocabulary words plus 10 Dolch nouns.
19 Page Download (Gameboards with he first 106 Dolch words are available in my product listings.)