Looking for an independent Word Family activity that kids love? Here is my tried and proven activity that keeps them learning and smiling. Students will segment and blend all onsets (beginning sounds) to a chosen rime (word family). Make a silly sentence using as many of the new words as possible, illustrate, and label. My second,third, and fourth graders love it! Teachers love it because it can be easily used for instructional level learning. Higher level spellers enjoy adding prefixes and suffixes to make even bigger words. I have the onsets and rimes on my classroom wall. Adult visitors become addicted and begin challenging themselves. It is truly a fun activity for all!