Word building is such a fun, engaging activity that will keep your kiddos motivated and intrigued during station/center time. Simply change the word cards out monthly along with the corresponding recording sheet and it's all set to go. There are words for each month as well as a recording sheet for each month.
Monthly Words Included
January: January, snowflakes
February: February, valentine
March: March, leprechaun
April: April, showers
May: May, flowers, graduation
June: June, summertime
July: July, fireworks
August: August, sunshine
September: September, appleseeds
October: October, Halloween, pumpkins
November: November, Thanksgiving
December: December, Christmas, gingerbread
Laminate and cut the letters apart. Words can be put in a pocket chart or stored in a plastic baggie. Students may work individually or in pairs to make little words using the monthly word or words. They can then record their words on the corresponding monthly recording sheet.
This activity can also be done as whole group. Letters can be put on the board while the teachers and students work together to find words.