Spring Sight Word Activities
★ SET One – 10 Sets – Memory/Concentration
★ First 100 Dolch Words. (See set 2 in my other product listings for the last 120 Dolch Words.)
★ “Spring Blizzard!” Card Game and more!
★ Blank cards for theme words or students’ names, too…
★ 5 Ways to Play:
2) Old Maid
3) Follow the Path
4) Roll and Read
5) Spring Blizzard
Print With or Without Backings
55 page download
You can print it out as is, but it is designed to be printed out back to back with 10 different sets of Spring graphics printing on the reverse side to keep the 10 sets separate. Optional recording sheets with matching graphics and 4 Spring Themed Awards.
**First run pages 1-25. (Word Cards, some cards with blank spaces on which you can write words that are specific for your class or your students’ names, and “Snowflake” Cards.)
**Next, place the word sheets, blank card sheets and Cupid sheets face up and facing you in the printer paper tray.
**Now, print out pages 26-48 which contain 10 different types of backings (Spring graphics) that will be printed on the reverse side of each sheet. This will help you keep the sets separated into 10 distinct sets. All 10 types of graphics will print out on the backs of the Snowflake cards, too, so that there are 4 Snowflake cards to match each set.
**The next 5 pages (49-53) are 10 different optional recording sheets with a graphic to match the backing on each set, upon which students can write the words they read.
**The final 2 pages contain 4 Spring Themed Awards.
**Finally, just cut each word card sheet on the paper cutter into 12 square cards. If you don’t want to print back to back, you can print out the entire file at once and then glue the backings to the plain sides of the word cards OR just use the cards as one-sided with plain backs, and don’t print the backings out at all.
Use as simple flashcards for individual students or for the activities below:
Game 1: Concentration/Memory – 10 different games - 24 cards (12 pairs) with matching backings in each set. Place the cards for any set face down in 4 rows of 6. Students play Memory or Concentration, turning over 2 cards at a time and keeping them if they match AND they can read the word and/or use it in a sentence. The game is over when all cards are gone. The winner is the student with the most cards. Keep cards that belong together in individual baggies. Students can record the words on the matching optional recording sheets.
Game2: Spring Blizzard! (Old Maid Style) – Place one matching Snowflake card (different backings match each set) with a set of 24 matching cards. All the cards are dealt, face down. It doesn’t matter if some players end up with more cards than others. The players then sort their cards, keeping them hidden from all other players. Anyone holding pairs of matching cards, with the same word, should put them down face up. The player to the left of the dealer then fans his or her cards in his or her hand so s/he can see them all, although s/he keeps them hidden from the other players. (If you prefer, each student can be given a piece of construction paper folded the long way and set it up tent style to place the cards against.) S/he offers them to the player on his or her left, who cannot see them, but takes one random card from the fan. If the card s/he picks matches any s/he already has, s/he puts down the pair. If not, s/he keeps it in his or her hand. Then, s/he, in turn, fans his or her cards and offers them to the player on the left. This continues until all the cards have been put down in pairs, except the Snowflake (old maid card), which is left alone and cannot be paired. The person left holding the Snowflake card loses the game. Players should be asked to read the cards and/or record them as they put down their pairs of matching cards, or they can record the words when the game is over.
Game 3: Spring Blizzard!
Add one, two or three MATCHING Snowflake cards to any set of Memory Cards. Be sure to select the Snowflake cards with the same backing!! Shuffle cards, and place cards face down in a pile. Students take turns declaring how many cards they think they can draw and read before drawing a Snowflake Card: 1 card, 2 cards or 3 cards. If the student draws a Snowflake Card before his or her goal is met, s/he must return all cards to a discard pile. The winner is the student with the most cards when all word cards have been drawn.
Game 4: Roll and Read!
Select just the cards that a particular group of students needs to practice. Place cards face down in a pile. Students roll a die to see how many cards they can pick. Students keep each card that they correctly read. The game is over when all cards have been drawn. The winner is the student with the most cards.
Game 5: Follow The Path - Select the words that a group of students needs to practice. Students line up the cards face up as though they are on a path. This creates a “follow the path” type game. Each student has a game token. Students take turns rolling a number die, moving that number of spaces along the path and reading the word that is on the space where the student lands. The winner is the player to first reach the end of the path. Students may be asked to record the words during the game or after the game.
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Spring Addition Fact Activities
3 Ways to Play - 24 page download - Addition Facts to 18 (Subtraction Facts available in my other product listings.)
Spring Subtraction Facts Activities -
3 Ways to Play – 190 Facts -
42 page download – 190 Subtraction Facts to 18 (Addition Facts available in my other product listings .)
Spring Emergent Reader - Mini-Book -
8 pages per book (cover and 7 pages)
4 Versions - 10 Page Download
1 version in full color to put in your class library or make colored copies for a guided reading group.
1 version in black and white ready for your students to read, color and take home to share.
1 version without illustrations ready for your students to show their comprehension by illustrating it themselves.
1 version with fill in the blanks for your students to create their own Spring little book.
Spring Emergent Readers | Signs of Spring Emergent Reader Mini Books
- 37 Page Download - 3 Different Reading Levels – Emergent Reader & 2 Harder - 4 versions of each book.
Spring Songs and Poems - Shared Reading and Fluency
+ 12 Finger Puppets - Signs of Spring -
28 page file – All Illustrated with Spring themed Graphics-Full Color and Black and White for students to color.
8 Spring Songs/Poems to sing to popular children’s songs.
Sing about spring birds, spring bees, spring ladybugs, spring flowers, spring frogs, and spring ducks.
12 Spring Finger Puppets – 12 color and 12 black and white.
Just choose those you like, and print just those pages.
Sing to familiar tunes, or chant.
Use some or all year after year during the Spring season.
Spring Antonyms Literacy Centers, Recording Sheets & Award
4 Ways to Play
39 page download – 120 Words (60 pairs of antonyms) – Answer Keys- 5 complete sets with different Spring backings and print color to keep them separate.
Spring or Easter Basket Project Poems and M&M Math Literacy Center
23 Page Download – Literacy and Math Center - 4 poems - 2 sizes of poems - Two patterns for baskets, one that prints out in color and one in black and white. You may also print out the color one in black and white, and students can color that one as well. Just cut out, fold in the tabs, and glue or use clear tape. The long rectangular shape is the handle. There are versions of the poems with and without references to Easter in case your school does not celebrate Easter.
Spring or Easter Basket Project and Poem-
7 Page Download - Can be used in conjunction with my jelly bean math or M&M math if you want to add candy to the baskets. Two patterns for baskets, one that prints out in color and one in black and white. You may also print out the color one in black and white, and students can color that one as well. Just cut out, fold in the tabs, and glue or use clear tape. The long rectangular shape is the handle.
Spring or Easter Basket Project & Poems with Jelly Bean Math
25 Page Download - Two patterns for baskets, one that prints out in color and one in black and white. You may also print out the color one in black and white, and students can color that one as well. Just cut out, fold in the tabs, and glue or use clear tape. The long rectangular shape is the handle.
Spring Jelly Beans Math and Literacy Center -
11 Page Download - Math Activities and Shared Reading
Give each student a baggie or paper cup with regular colored jelly beans. If you have a large class, you can ask students to work with a partner.
Spring Build A Word Wheels – Set 1 –
Different Ways To Use and Record – 63 Different Combinations of Wheels, so you can make 63 Word Builder Wheels with this set! - Includes 4 Word Builder Awards and 8 Recording Sheets – Great for Differentiating Word Building Practice with your students -
7 inner wheels and 9 outer wheels
Spring Contractions Soccer
20 Page Download-48 Pairs of Contractions and Contractions Soccer – 4 Separate Sets –48 Pairs of Contractions and Their Components- 25 Page Download – Text is color coded to keep sets separated.
2 Ways to Play - Soccer balls with 2 words that can be made into a contraction match up to soccer nets with the matching contractions. Optional recording sheets for students to write the contractions and the two words from which each is made. Answer keys for each set are included. Play as a simple independent activity or as a game.
Spring Contractions – 4 Separate Sets –
48 Pairs of Contractions and Their Components- 29 Page Download –
Text is color coded to keep sets separated.
2 Ways to Play - Frogs, Insects, Butterflies and Spring Children with 2 words that can be made into a contraction match up to Lily Pads, Leaves, Flowers, and Meadows with the matching contractions.
Optional recording sheets for students to write the contractions and the two words from which each is made.
Answer keys for each set are included.
Play as a simple independent matching activity or as a partner game.
Spring Counting and Skip Counting Activities
38 Page Download - Spring Themes: Spring Children, Spring Butterflies, Spring Flowers, Birds, Spring Frogs, and Spring Insects -
Spring introduction to or review of counting and skip counting by ones, twos, fives and tens to 100.
Spring Literacy Center Activities – Birds and Nests – Onset Rime DIBELS
27 Page Download - 3 Ways to Play - 24 onsets and 30 rimes. Colorful birds with onsets (beginning sounds and digraphs) match up to bird’s nests with simple rimes (i.e. –at, -ip, -et). Optional recording sheets for students to write the cvc onset rime words they form. Play as a simple pick a bird game and match it to a nest with a rime that forms a word. OR play Real or Nonsense? This set integrates nicely with Level 2 to make the activity gradually more difficult and allow you to differentiate.
Spring Literacy Centers: Birds and Nests! Onset Rime DIBELS –
Word Building – Level 2
More Complex Words
36 Page Download - 3 Ways to Play - 60 onset and 60 rimes. Birds with onsets (single consonants AND consonant blends and digraphs, 2 and 3 letter blends and digraphs) match up to birds’ nests with more complex rimes (i.e. est, ill, –aid, ore, ide, ight, etc.). You can use it in conjunction with my first set that focuses on c-v-c words to make the first set harder gradually and then progress to just this set. Optional recording sheets for students to write the words they form.
Spring Sight Words Literacy Centers Game Board Activities –
Level 1 -
5 Different Game Boards
19 Page download - 5 different Spring 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 Spring.
Spring Sight Words Literacy Centers Game Board Activities – Level 2 -
Last 114 Dolch Words + 10 Dolch Nouns
5 Different Game Boards
5 different Spring themed game boards for last 114 Dolch sight vocabulary words plus 10 Dolch nouns.
19 Page Download (Gameboards with the first 106 Dolch words are available in my product listings.)
I have included 6 spinners, 8 recording sheets and 4 Sight Words Awards. Some of the spinners have higher numbers to make the game go faster. You could also use dice. Gameboards are themed around Spring.
Spring Sight Word Activities SET TWO – 10 Sets – Memory, Roll and Read, Old Maid, Follow the Path, Spring Snowflake and more!
5 Ways to Play
55 page download – Last 120 Dolch Words. (See set 1 in my other product listings for the first 100 Dolch Words with different backings and font size to differentiate from set 2.) You can print it out as is, but it is designed to be printed out back to back with 10 different sets of Spring graphics printing on the reverse side to keep the 10 sets separate.
10 Recording Sheets with Coordinating Graphics to match each game, and 4 Spring themed Sight Word Awards.
Spring Sight Word Activities-
SET One – 10 Sets – Memory/Concentration, “Spring Blizzard!”
Card Game and more! – blank cards for theme words or students’ names, too…5 Ways to Play - Memory, Old Maid, Follow the Path, Roll and Read, Spring Blizzard - Print With or Without Backings
55 page download - First 100 Dolch Words. (See set 2 in my other product listings for the last 120 Dolch Words.)
Spring Synonym Soccer – 60 Pairs of Synonyms –
28 Page Download – 3 Ways to Play - Soccer balls with synonyms match up to soccer nets with the matching synonyms. Optional recording sheets for students to write the pairs of synonyms. Answer keys for each set are included. Play as a simple independent activity or as a game.
Spring Synonyms Literacy Centers, Recording Sheets & Awards-
4 Ways to Play -
35 page download – 120 Words (60 pairs of synonyms) –
5 complete sets with different Spring backings and print color of the synonyms to keep them separate. Spring themes include: Spring Children, Frogs, Birds, Butterflies and Insects.