Last year Kyle (fabulous artist) created these adorable penguins. I absolutely fell in love with them. I created a few activities for my kindergarten friends at that time using the penguins, but not so much for my first grade friends. Well, many of my first grade kiddos are now working with word families and what a wonderful time of year to use these friendly little guys to create an activity. When you download this file you will receive 21 word family ice cubes with over 200 corresponding penguins with the words. This activity is ideal for either small group instruction or as an activity for your independent literacy centers.
21 word families and 200 penguins! That’s quite a bit- so much so for our little ones to handle at once. You will want to be sure differentiate this activity by choosing which and how many word families to use.