Help your students practice word families and gain a better grasp of the concept with this cute and fun center activity!
Includes 2 word families for each short vowel, so 10 families in all.
short a: -at, -ap
short e: -en, -et
short i: -ig, -ill
short o: -op, -ot
short u: -un, -ug
Students will assemble a word family by matching family member characters with words at the bottom to a house mat with the matching word family. For example in the thumbnail the characters with words cat, bat, sat, mat, and rat would go on the at family mat. The cute family pictures help students understand the concept that word families are related just like real families are related. The different families they will assemble are multicultural and diverse, some containing grandparents, pets, single parents, etc.
The mats and family character pieces are included in both color and black and white versions.
Also included are different levels of worksheets for students to record their word families. Check the preview for an example.
Cute family clipart is from Ink N Little Things
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