Word Family Flags Activity

Have you ever made a collection of words?

It’s a great way to be creative! So, for this Word Family Flags Activity, we’re going to collect words that fit into specific word families.

This activity is easy, fun, and when you’re done, you end up with a simple room decoration.

Create a fun room decoration while you practice word families with this learning craft, Word Family Flags. Collect words and then add them to the correct flag.

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Supplies Needed

One sheet of construction paper per flag
Scissors
Markers
Printable Word Family Cards (optional)

Create a fun room decoration while you practice word families with this learning craft, Word Family Flags. Collect words and then add them to the correct flag.

How to make Word Family Flags

The set-up for these word family flags is super-simple.

First decide how many word families you are going to collect. You can make one, three, or as many flags as you would like. You’ll need one flag per word family.

For each flag, cut a decorative line along the bottom. I made zig-zags, but you can also do a curved bottom or any design you want.

Create a fun room decoration while you practice word families with this learning craft, Word Family Flags. Collect words and then add them to the correct flag.

At the top of each flag, write your word families. We used -at, -in, and -un word families. But, use whatever word family you want to work on.

Attach them to a wall, door, or bulletin board and get ready to collect words.

Create a fun room decoration while you practice word families with this learning craft, Word Family Flags. Collect words and then add them to the correct flag.

It’s time to collect words!

Now, we get to do the fun part, collecting words.

There are many ways to do this step.

– Your child can try to come up with as many words as they can off the top of their head and then write them on the flag.

– Print off coordinating Word Family Cards from our Printables Resources. Cut them out, sort, and glue on the correct flag.

– Cut words from newspapers, flyers, or magazines that fit each word family.

– Search through a book to find word examples and them write them on the flag.

Or, you can combine all the examples and do a fun collection of words.

Where would you find words?

Create a fun room decoration while you practice word families with this learning craft, Word Family Flags. Collect words and then add them to the correct flag.

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Create a fun room decoration while you practice word families with this learning craft, Word Family Flags. Collect words and then add them to the correct flag.

You may also enjoy one of these fun word family activity:

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