Winter Syllable Sorting Activity for Preschoolers
Inside: this winter syllable sorting printable activity is a fun, interactive way for preschoolers to work on phonological awareness. They will practice distinguishing one- and two-syllable words, and segmenting the two-syllable words.
Weeeeee! Raise your hand if you love sledding! (or you did as a kid) Today we’re pretending to slide over a bump or two as we count syllables and segment winter themed words.
This activity helps preschoolers work on phonological awareness – specifically, on syllable segmenting (or not – for the one-syllable words).
It will also help you teach students about winter. Each of the cards features a winter-themed word, such as snowflake, cocoa, and quilt.
What’s Included in the Free Printable
This printable is 4 pages long:
- 2 Sledding hill activity pages
- 16 word cards (1 page)
- 2 puppet cutouts (1 page)
Preparation & Materials
After you print everything, you may want to laminate the activity pages and word cards. Then, cut apart the word cards and cut out the puppets. Finally, tape a craft stick to the back of each puppet.
How to Play
Spread out the word cards, and then choose one to work on. Say the word and decide whether it is one syllable or two. Then, pick up the puppet and pretend to have it sled down the hill. As it hits each bump, say a syllable.
I took a quick video to show you. (I forgot to change puppets when I said the two syllable words though)
You coud also just present only the two-syllable words and have the children segment them without having to decide which words are one vs. to syllables.
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Extend the Learning with Books
Adding books to this activity will make it extra engaging! Here are a few snow books that relate most directly:
Snow! Snow! Snow! by Lee Harper is about dogs who go sledding and hit a big bump. It’s perfect to pair with this winter syllable sorting activity.
Red Sled by Lita Judge is a nearly wordless picture book that is about a group of animals who go for a bumpy sled ride.
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