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I Love Syllables

I Love Syllables Activity

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Trying to teach your young reader about syllables can easily become a dreary task. Make it more interesting with this simple Valentine-themed game. Soon your child will be ticking off syllables like a pro.

What You Need:

  • Construction paper, or other colored paper, in red or pink
  • Craft sticks (either wooden or craft foam)
  • Fine-tip marker 

What You Do:

  1. Before you get your young reader involved, cut out three hearts. Number them 1, 2 and 3.

  2. Use the marker to write one, two and three syllable words on craft sticks. Be sure to include several words of each syllable count. Below are some suggestions.

One Syllable:
  • From
  • New
  • One
  • Some
  • There
  • Three
  • Time
  • Two
  • Words
  • Work
Two Syllable:
  • After
  • Before
  • Follow
  • Little
  • Mother
  • Number
  • People
  • Picture
  • Sentence
  • Water
Three Syllable:
  • Another
  • Carefully
  • Different
  • Family
  • However
  • Important
  • Remember
  • Together
  • Understand
  1. Now help her count the beats in the different words written on the craft sticks. Try out several two and three syllable words. Remember to clap as you read each syllable. Match the word to the correct heart.

  2. Now it's your child’s turn to show what she can do. Have her read each word aloud, clapping out the syllables as she reads. She may have troubles counting her own claps. If this is the case, when she seems uncertain, you can read and clap and while she counts.

  3. As your child’s skills improve, you can create hearts for four and five syllable words and add to your word bank.

Updated on Feb 10, 2014
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