Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Paper Plate Crafts AND Word Families!


I think these turned out so adorable that I just HAVE to share them!  

First of all, let me admit to a LOVE of paper plates.  I love to use them for crafts.  You can literally make anything out of a paper plate!  I have been using paper plates for crafts for years, but never thought of pairing them with word family practice.  Not until I downloaded a Halloween freebie from Susan Moran.  Then I'm like, "Cool!  I can just make it from a paper plate!"  

So, here are 3 of the things we made using her original idea and extending it through 2 more holidays!  

Everyone make -op family wreaths for Christmas!  Aren't these super cute?!




The more advanced readers did the -ate family while others did another short vowel family.
The majority of the class did the -et family on our Halloween spiders.  More advanced readers did -ake words.  



Here's a picture of Susan's original idea and a link to her Halloween freebie.  You should check it out.  Sorry it's so blurry, but you get the idea!  





I hope you enjoy making some of these in your own classroom!  Students enjoy them and they look great hanging around the room!  


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4 comments:

  1. This is a good idea of teaching crafts for the children, they do interestingly and they can also learn words by doing this type of crafts.

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    1. My students really enjoyed making these AND practiced their word families at the same time!

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  2. Hi Tammy! Remember me? :)) I just bought your Winter Addition Game and really love it! Thanks so much. (I'm Kleonai).

    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful
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    1. Thank you so much! I hope your students liked it, too! :)

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