Do you have a little one who is starting to read simple words with short vowel sounds? Help them practice with this word family sort busy bag!
Rhyming words, decoding, word families, word chunks and more can be practiced with this busy bag.
Sorting words and looking for patterns help kids start to analyze and make decisions about reading. This ability to look deeper at words is a skill that will help them learn not just how to read, but to problem solve too.
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Word Family Sort Busy Bag
- colored paper or card stock
- ice cube tray (this is the one we used)
- hole punch (like this one)
- Short A Vowel Sound Word Sort Cards
- Short E and I Vowel Sound Word Sort Cards
- Short O and U Vowel Sound Word Sort Cards
The word family sort busy bag is simple to put together! Print the short vowel sound word cards out and cut them to fit into your tray.
Then use the hole punch to punch out a bunch of colored circles and write words from those word families on them. Mix them up and then let your child play! The object is to sort them into the correct spot.
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