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Reptile Activities for Elementary Learners with Free Printable

Dinomite has always loved reptiles. Learning about them didn't stop when he entered elementary school. He continued to request more work related to some of his favorite animals.

For this reason I created these reptile activities for elementary learners. This post also includes a free printable!

If you have been looking for reptile activities and printables that go beyond just the basic concepts about reptiles, these resources are for you!

All images are true-to-life. Though we've chosen to use the printables in the way we show in this post, you are free to use them in any way you'd like to meet the needs of your students. They are very versatile.

Montessori-inspired Reptile Activities for Elementary Learners with Free Printable

Reptile Activities for Elementary Learners with FREE Printable

 
Most printables included in this post come from our Montessori-inspired Reptiles Printable Pack Bundle

Montessori-inspired Reptiles Printable Pack

This is a fabulous resource for children in Montessori preschool and elementary classrooms. 

If you'd like to see how we use it with Montessori preschoolers, be sure to check out our post: Montessori-inspired Reptile Activities for Kids with Free Printables.

For those looking specifically for resources dedicated to elementary learners, we hope you enjoy all of the activity ideas and printables below!


Types of Reptiles Sorting Cards


Types of Reptiles Sorting Activity

At times we can forget that reptiles just aren't snakes a lizards. They include many creatures which are fascinating to look at and learn about. 

This activity teaches the various types of reptiles. It includes nomenclature cards, description cards, and sorting cards. Due to Dinomite's passion for reptiles, I've included all of these resources in one activity, which he loved!

Source: The printable for this activity is included in our Montessori-inspired Reptiles Printable Pack Bundle.


Reptiles: Predator & Prey Match Up


Reptiles: Predator & Prey Match Up

This activity provides a great opportunity to learn more about the food chain in regards to reptiles. The cards are created in pairs. One is the predator. One is the prey. Each card has a number on it as an extra control for matching pairs up correctly. The kids found it fascinating to learn which reptiles eat other reptiles.

Source: The printable for this activity is included in our Montessori-inspired Reptiles Printable Pack Bundle.

Reptile Who Am I? Cards


Reptile Who Am I? Cards

Who Am I? cards are very popular with our kids. When completing this activity, the kids read one clue at a time to see if they could guess the correct reptile. 

The clues are written in order of hardest to easiest, so that by the end of the activity, if all clues are needed, there's a great chance that the child will guess the correct answer.

Source: The printable for this activity is included in our Montessori-inspired Reptiles Printable Pack Bundle.

Snake Family Sort


Snake Families Sort

Dinomite's favorite reptiles are snakes. He LOVES them! It only made sense to follow his lead and create an activity specific to one of his passions. 

In this activity, children learn about the snake family. There are nomenclature and description cards that describe each snake within the family. Then, for those who want to learn even more, there are sorting cards for each kind of snake.

Dinomite loved this activity, as did my other children. There is so much to learn about snakes!

Source: The printable for this activity is included in our Montessori-inspired Reptiles Printable Pack Bundle.

Benefits of Reptiles Picture & Description Cards


FREE Montessori-inspired Benefits of Reptiles Picture & Description Cards

For many, reptiles can be frightening. We often think about the negative aspects of reptiles, forgetting that they are very beneficial to have around.

This activity describes twelve reptiles that are not only harmless to humans, but are very beneficial to have around.

Our kids enjoyed using the picture and description cards in memory games, but also as "Who Am I?" challenges.

Source: The Benefits of Reptiles Picture and Description Cards are a free printable. For your copy, click on the link at the bottom of this post.

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Rhyming Activities for Kids with Free Printable

The joy that comes to a child when she learns and understands how rhyming works is unmatched.  It's like magic!

The rhyming activities for kids with free printable in this post are those that I have presented to my own kids and our co-op friends. Each and every time the reaction is the same. 

I love how this reaction leads to a desire to learn more. Kids start to select more challenging rhyming work, feeling confident in their skills. 

Teaching children to rhyme is such an incredible experience. I hope that for you, with these resources, it is the same as well.


Rhyming Activities for Kids with FREE Printables

Rhyming Activities for Kids with Free Printable


Rhyming Activities for Kids on Bottom Shelf

As older children begin their study of grammar, I begin to introduce rhyming to the younger children. 

You'll notice three simple activities on the bottom shelf in the picture above. Little does anyone know just how much fun they'll have as they select this work!


Rhyming Words Printable Pack

Most printables included in this post come from our Montessori Rhyming Printable Pack. This is a fabulous resource for children in preschool and elementary classrooms.  

What I love most about it is that it grows with your students.

Rhyming with Objects


Rhyming Objects Match Up


I first introduce the concept of rhyming using objects we have on hand. In this activity Sunshine is matching up objects that rhyme. 


I love that this activity focuses only on sounds and does not include reading or spelling. It's an activity that all can be successful at.


Rhyming Objects Match Up in Action


As you can see, Sunshine is ecstatic when she finds a pair that matches. Not only does she feel successful, but she loves the hand held manipulatives.


Rhyming Picture Match Up


Rhyming Pictures Match Up


Once Sunshine was able to successfully complete the first activity independently, I introduced the second rhyming activity, which was a little bit more challenging.


Instead of objects, Sunshine was using cards with true-to-life images and words.


Sunshine is still working on reading CVC words only. It can be difficult to work with words for this reason. The pictures provided the support she needed to feel successful.


Rhyming Pictures Match Up in Action

And boy oh boy, did she feel successful! Sunshine worked hard to match up words that rhyme and did such a fabulous job!


CVC Word Blocks Rhyming Activity


CVC Word Blocks Rhyming Activity

Sunshine's third rhyming activity included only words. It required reading and writing, but at a level that was comfortable for her.

Using the phonetic reading blocks, Sunshine creates a word that she can read. She writes the word down.

Then, by changing only the first letter, she creates words that rhyme with the original word and writes them down. 


CVC Word Blocks Rhyming Activity for Kids

Sunshine thoroughly enjoyed this process, finding it absolutely fascinating, almost like magic. I love how much she enjoyed writing the words.

The blocks provided the perfect control for her to feel confident in her ability to create, read, and write rhyming words.

Rhyming Words Do-a-Dot Word Strips


FREE Rhyming Words Do-a-dot Word Strips


Once Sunshine showed that she could rhyme with objects, picture cards with words, and with words only, we moved a step further.

The Rhyming Words Do-a-Dot Word Strips are the perfect next step in the sequence of identifying words that rhyme.

Teachers print out the freebie, cutting out the do-a-dot strips. Students then mark the word that rhymes with the picture and word on the left from the choices provided. Do-a-dot markers can be used or teachers can laminate the word strips and use glass beads

All words included in this printable are CVC words or only focus on short vowel sounds with a two letter structure.

The Rhyming Words Do-a-dot Word Strips are a free printable. For your copy, click on the link at the bottom of this post. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Rhyming words can be so much fun when kids feel the magic and joy the process brings. That joy leads to so much confidence in learning, which is exactly what we want! 

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Fall Alphabet Books for Kids with Free Printable

In my classroom, I always have alphabet books for kids on hand to use as a resource when writing. I rotate these books out with each holiday and season. 

During fall, I love to bring the beauty of autumn leaves into the classroom. Our Fall Alphabet Books  for kids are one of my favorite ways to do so.

For those kids who become overwhelmed with books and flipping pages, I love providing our free fall alphabet writing charts.

Fall Alphabet Books for Kids with Bonus Free Printable


Our Fall Alphabet Books for kids can be found in the our Autumn Language Printable Pack. Both print and cursive options of uppercase and lowercase letters are available.


Fall Alphabet Books for Kids with Free Printable


Fall Alphabet Books for Kids in Print


In the Autumn Language Printable Pack, you receive resources to create five different books in print or cursive, to ensure that the needs of all students are met.

  • Uppercase Control Pages
  • Uppercase Tracing Pages
  • Lowercase Control Pages
  • Lowercase Tracing Pages
  • Blank Writing Pages


I choose to laminate each book and provide whiteboard erasable markers for students to practice tracing and writing their letters.


If my students are beyond practicing their letters, I still keep the control books on the shelves in case kids forget how to write a letter when writing. They can immediately go to the shelf, look, up the letter, and continue their assignment independently.


Fall Alphabet Books for Kids in Cursive


As our kids were learning to write, these books were so helpful to have on hand. Kids would choose them off the shelves to practice writing letters on a regular basis. Rotating seasonal and holiday cards always made the activity extra special.


We'd provide wipes or a washcloth for cleaning off cards when the kids were finished. Sunshine especially loved the tracing cards as they built her confidence in her ability to attempt writing letters on her own.


We hope you enjoy the Fall Alphabet books as much as we have!
 

FREE Montessori-inspired Fall Alphabet Writing Charts


FREE Montessori-inspired Fall Writing Charts


Sunshine LOVES books of any kind. Flipping pages is very soothing to her. When I can create books for any subject or theme, I do so for this reason.


Bulldozer on the other hand prefers charts. Flipping through pages can be a hassle. At times he may forget what he's looking for as he goes through the process of flipping every page.


For this reason I've created the FREE Montessori-inspired Fall Writing Charts. They're a quick and easy reference to grab when needing to look up how to write a letter.


The writing charts are also a fabulous resource for kids who are ready to practice writing letters in a smaller size. 


You will note that there are no lines provided on the charts, like there are in the alphabet books. This provides opportunities to practice letters in a different way, which can be extremely helpful!


We hope you find these writing resources as helpful as we have. I don't know what we would have done without them in our classroom.


The Montessori-inspired Fall Writing Charts are a free printable. For your copy, be sure to click on the link at the bottom of this post.


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Compound Word Activities for Kids with Free Printables

There are so many different moving parts when it comes to learning and understanding compound words!

How do you build a compound word?

How do you tell the difference between a compound word and a word that is made up of root words, suffixes, and prefixes?

Can students identify two words in sentences that should be compound words?

We are so excited to show you our Compound Word Activities for Kids. These activities have definitely helped our students master compound word concepts.

Whether your child can read well, or needs help from pictures, there's something for everyone included. Even better is that there's a free printable included!

Compound Word Activities for Kids with Free Printable

Compound Word Activities for Kids with Free Printables


Montessori Compound Words Printable Pack

Many printables used in this post are from our Montessori Compound Word Printable Pack.

Compound Word Equations with Pictures

Compound Word Equations with Pictures


I just love this activity and so do my students! They search the container to find the pictures that match the words listed in the equation to form a compound word.
 

It's so neat to watch them sort out individual words versus the compound word and understand that two words, that are completely unrelated, form a new word that is completely different.


Source: The printable for this activity is from our Montessori Compound Word Printable Pack.


Compound Word Sorting Activity


Compound Words Versus Affixes Sorting Activity


When teaching compound words, it's important to understand what's not a compound word, especially if it may seem like it is. This activity introduces root words, suffixes, and prefixes and how they compare to compound words.


Kids sort words and place them under the correct heading.

Source: The printable for this activity is from our Montessori Compound Word Printable Pack.


Compound Word Sentence Correction Activity


Compound Word Identification & Writing Activity

These sentence challenges are so much fun! Students read the sentence and determine which two words should be a compound word. 

They underline the two words, and then write them correctly as a compound word on the line provided.

Source: The printable for this activity is from our Montessori Compound Word Printable Pack.

Compound Word Puzzle Cards


FREE Montessori-inspired Compound Word Puzzle Cards

I'm super excited to provide yet another way to teach children compound words, especially younger children who may struggle with reading. 

When using this printable, cut out the cards, and then cut them in half on the dotted line provided. Students will then have the task of match halves to create full images.

Each half includes one word that's part of the compound word. When the puzzles are put together, the child can see what two words make the compound word.

The Montessori-inspired Compound Word Puzzle Cards are a free printable. Click on the link at the bottom of this post to obtain your copy.

We hope you find these compound word activities and printables as helpful as we have!

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