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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Paint Chips Word Family Game


The idea for this great word family game came from The Snail's Trail.

I wasn't sure if O was ready for this game, but she recently started covering up parts of words while we were reading and asking what the words were. She LOVES doing this, so I thought this word family game would be fun for her. I was happy to see that I was right! O LOVES this game. She has read more than a hundred words, and thoroughly enjoys herself. She's been obsessed with rhyming words for close to a year, so that makes this game even more perfect for her. Check out The Snail's Trail for directions and a list of word families.

14 comments:

  1. What a fun activity. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I've seen this before, but forgot all about it! Thanks for the reminder. My son is getting to the right age for this!

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  3. i think this is an awesome idea...have you seen the book "one boy" by laura vacarro seager? it is this concept. --Lisa

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  4. Just a suggestion for those who want to try this project and need a lot of paint chips - most paint stores/departments sell a "fan-dex" of paint chips for cheap - you can buy an entire sample of a paint line - hundreds of chips - for $5-$10. It avoids you feel like you are "stealing" when you take lots of paint chips with no intention of buying paint.

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  5. LOVE this idea! My little one is learning to read with phonics system. This will be a fun activity for him. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. My little one is at just the right stage for this too, thanks!

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  7. I love how you put them on the rings! Genius!

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  8. How did you get your squares so perfect?!

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  9. No way! Where did you get your paint chips from?!

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  11. Found this post through Pinterest. Unfortunately, the link to "The Snail's Trail" won't work unless you are an invited reader. =(
    Would really like to see the tutorial on this.

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