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Using Square Panda Smart Letters, make fall-themed CVC word jars! Write several different CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words on the lid (like CAT, NUT, etc.) and then toss the Smart Letters around in the jar. Ask your kids to find the right Smart Letters in the jar to correctly spell out each of the CVC words. This can also double as a sight word identification activity.
Draw or paint a tree trunk on a piece of paper and grab some construction paper to cut out some leaf shapes. Kids can paint these or color them in fun fall shades. Write down a word on one of the leaves and a corresponding rhyming word on another leaf, like CAT and BAT. Make as many rhyming pairs as you like! Place them all in front of your kids, and ask them to match the rhyming word pairs. They can glue or tape the leaf pairs to the tree trunk and create a beautiful fall word tree!
Grab several small pumpkins at the store and some markers. Kids can help draw jack-o’-lantern faces on each tiny pumpkin and you can label each pumpkin with a different rime word family (words that have common endings like:-at, -in, -og). Hide the pumpkins around the house or backyard. Identify a word family (“Find all the pumpkins with words that end in -at!”) and have your kids go seek the right ones!
Forward the fall learning fun to someone you know who loves to learn with their little ones!
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