Build real and nonsense words with our free printable CVC word families activities. The printable includes letters A-Z and word families -ag, -ad, -am, -an, -ap, -at, -ab, -et, -ed, -en, -in, -ig, -ip, -it, -ob, -og, -op, -ot, -ub, -ug, -un, and -ut.
Supplies & Instructions
hole punch and metal rings or stapler
For extended use
Laminate the printed pages then cut letters and word family cards. Stack letters into one pile and word family cards into another pile. Place the two piles side by side on the cardboard mat. Use a hole punch and metal rings to attach pieces to the mat.
For one time use
Print and cut letters and word family cards. Stack letters into one pile and word family cards into another pile. Place the two piles side by side on the printed rectangle mat. Use a stapler to attach the two piles to the mat. To make extra sturdy attach the whole thing to a piece of cardboard with a glue stick.
Pick a word family card then flip through the letter cards. Give a thumbs up for real words, and a thumbs down for nonsense words. Practice writing the real and nonsense words on a piece of paper. Create a graph of real words versus nonsense words created for the word family. Which has more?