Created for group activity but can be used as independent work as well.
The word cone is an activity designed for students to build an ice cream cone using words on the scoops. I have used it for synonyms and for digraphs and blends. It is a fun phonic classroom tool.
Students will each get an empty ice cream cone with a word on it. They will get blank ice cream scoops. For synonyms, students will look at the word on the cone and think of as many synonyms for the word. They will then write their words on the scoops and later stack their scoops on the cone to build their ice cream.
For digraphs, there will be a digraph or blend on the cone, e.g 'dr'. Students will write as many 'dr' words on the scoops as possible then stack them.