Ice Cream Word Families – Kindergarten Summer Literacy Center



Ice Cream Word Families is a fun and engaging kindergarten summer literacy center that is bound to encourage participation from learners of all abilities. In this hands-on activity, learners will sort word/picture cards into short vowel word families in a fun ice cream format. This Ice Cream Word Family Activity is a great way for students to practice their phonics skills in this fun and hands-on manner. A total of 52 short vowel word families are covered in this kindergarten summer literacy center.

What does this printable contain?

  • 52 word families
  • Between 3 and 6 words / ice cream scoops for each word family
  • 3 versions for easy printing (full color, partial color and black & white)
  • Recording sheet

How do I prepare this Ice Cream Word Families resource?

To prep this activity, print and laminate the pages. Print copies of the recording sheet if required. Cut apart the pages to create the ice cream cones and ice cream scoops.

How do my students play this ice cream word family activity?

Learners will pick up an ice cream cone, and identify the word family on it. They will then find the ice cream scoops that match the word family on their cone and place it on top. In this way learners will build up an ice-cream word family. They can record their responses in the recording sheet if required.

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