Spring Word Families | Caterpillar Word Family Rhyming Center



Practice short vowel word families with this fun Spring Activity. Learners will build a caterpillar word family using the cards provided. There are a total of 25 word families included in this printable. This Spring Rhyming and Word Family activity is a perfect addition to your Kindergarten Spring Centers.

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What is in this packet?

There are a total of 25 word families. Most of the word families have 5 corresponding pictures, except for a few word families. The caterpillar heads contain the word family on the top of the hat, while the bodies contain the pictures of the different word families.

How to use this?

Learners will match the pictures in the circle bodies to the heads of the caterpillars with the correct word family. They will continue doing this until they finish building the caterpillar word family.


This activity can be differentiated by changing the number of circle bodies and word families used at a single time depending on the learner’s needs. To make this activity more challenging present the learner with more word families and pictures to work with and vice versa.

The centers are best used once printed on cardstock and/or laminated. You can choose to implement these centers in an independent way or use with small-groups.

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