Add To Favorites
A word blend game makes learning grammar easy!
English words are a little like putting a jigsaw puzzle together. The English language is constructed by combining units of sounds and letters to form words. Word blends are a special type of unit where two or more consonant sounds are combined without any vowel sounds to form new sounds. Some popular word blends are bl-, br-, gr-, -rd, -tch, sm-, and wr-. Ask students if they can think of any other word blends.
Provide students with Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils, a straight edge, and a thick paper plate for this activity. Ask students to use the straight edge and a selected color pencil to divide the paper plate into eight even, pie-shaped sections.
Using another colored pencil, have students write a word blend in each sector of their plates. If time permits, allow students to decorate their plates with colorful designs.
Provide each student with a small piece of recycled cardboard and a template of a spinner. Ask students to trace the template onto the recycled cardboard and cut it out using Crayola Scissors.
Each student now needs a brass fastener to poke through the center of their plates and the non-pointing ends of their spinners. Provide adult supervision for this task.
Once a hole is created in the center of the plate, have students connect the spinner to the plate using the brass fastener. Everyone is now ready to play!
Twirl the spinner. When the spinner stops, the student provides a word that contains that word blend. Students may wish to write down each word so players always think of new words.
Paper-bag puppets hold original poetry about pirates, pets, or any preferred topic. Young writers put the puppet's arms
Add To Favorites
Imagination and problem-solving go to work as children check out real bugs and create their own.
Gild torn-paper edges and make golden leaf imprints on this decorative frame. Display original poetry, photos, or other
People around the world give thanks for their food. Celebrate a harvest of pineapples, pumpkins, or pomegranates-and sho
Snuggle up to read a good book about sleep, then write a book report about it on a quilt. Craft a bed with a recycled bo
Use knowledge of, a and experiences with, food sources to decide where food comes from.
Display the 7 principles of Kwanzaa in a one-of-a-kind accordion window book.
Our crayons have been rolling off the assembly line since 1903, and you can see how it’s done.
Visit us »