Practice reading word family words in a super-fun way, with these Cat in the Hat Word Family Games
In celebration of March is Reading Month, I'm pricing this packet at $4.95 instead of $5.95.
The packet includes 39 word families
Not surprisingly, a lot of these words
appear in Dr. Seuss’s stories!
Simply choose the word families
that your students are working on.
I think this is a really thorough list, however, if I missed one that you practice, let me know and I’ll add the templates
to the packet.
Print the template page twice; once on red construction paper, the other on white.
This way, after cutting the strips apart, you will be able to make two word family hats with an ABAB color pattern.
Laminate and trim one set, to use for an independent center, partner game
, or whole group
Students "stack their hat”
puzzle piece "stripes" in alphabetical order
on top of the "I can read these ____ word family words!”
Glue the other set on a sheet of turquoise
construction paper and put up as a word wall display
, or a separate, “Cat in the Hat Word Family” bulletin board
To practice the word wall hat display, toss the word family mini cards
into a Cat in the Hat hat, or other container.
Children pick one. Whatever word family they get, is the one that they will read on the display.
Make it more fun on ”Wacky Wednesdays”
by turning off the lights
Children can point to each word stripe with a flashlight
, as they read the words in the dark.
The mini cards
can also be used for Memory Match, "I Have; Who Has?"
or "Alphabetize Me!"
I also use them to tell students what word family
they will use to complete their own hat stack word family worksheet
Children write the words
on a sheet of scratch paper, then write them in alphabetical order
on their hat.
You can also partner
students up and give them both the same word family puzzle.
They compete against each other to see who can alphabetize
and put their hat stack together first.
You can also use the worksheet
as a spelling quiz
for whatever word family you're working on. Say the word, then children write it on their worksheet.
Finally, another idea is to display one word family hat. Cover one of the stripes and see if students can figure out what word is missing
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your students really enjoy word family
work with a Seuss
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