Word Building Activities

Word building activities help your child build vocabulary, improve spelling, and synthesize words! These literacy-based word building activities allow your child to formulate words on the standard paper as well as on unusual surfaces and aloud in games. Perfect for preschool and kindergarten students, these word building activities help lay a solid literacy foundation for kids who are kinesthetic, or movement-based, learners. Try these word building activities with your young reader and writer, and have fun!

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This version of the carnival game where you try to toss chips into a cup, to win a fabulous prize, gives kids a boost in early writing and reading.
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Once your child has mastered the letters of the alphabet it's time to start building words! Try out this activity that encourages simple word recognition.
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These bean bag games are a fun and inexpensive way to keep your first grader learning! Work on social skills, coordination, math, or even spelling!
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Boost your child's early literacy skills and create alphabet tiles she can play and practice with - great reinforcement for ABC's, phonics and writing!
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With these days of the week flip flaps, your child has the chance to explore days of the week, track special and routine activities, and practice writing time.
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It's spring--time to get outside and dig! Once seeds go into the ground, invite your kindergartener to mark the spot in style.
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In this arts and crafts activity, boost your kindergartener's letter recognition and reading skills by helping her create a paper word quilt.
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Picking words out can be tricky. In this early reading activity, your child will place letter markers on a grid to make words appear out of the jumble.
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Practice reading and vocabulary by making sight words into a puzzle!
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Help your preschooler craft her very own announcement to celebrate the special transition to "big kids" school!
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Boost your preschooler's attention to detail by getting her to explore the differences between two different pumpkins: large and small.
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Looking for Father's Day inspiration? Make him a "card" he can wear...and build up your kindergartener's reading skills while you're at it.
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The alphabet is a big learning milestone for most kids. Help your child learn alphabetical order by making a food list in this fun Thanksgiving activity.

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