Practice reading word family words in a super-fun way, with these Cat in the Hat Word Family Games. The packet includes 39 word families!
Simply choose the word families
that your students are working on. Print the template page twice; once
on red construction paper, the other on white. This way after cutting the strips apart, you will be
able to make two word family hats with an ABAB color pattern.
Laminate and trim one set, to use for an independent center, partner game, or whole group activity. Students “stack their hat” puzzle piece “stripes” in alphabetical order on top of the “I can read these ____ word family words!” hat brim.
Glue the other set on a sheet of turquoise construction paper and put up as a display by your word wall, or a separate Cat in the Hat Word Family bulletin board.
To practice the word wall hat display, toss the word family mini cards into a Cat in the Hat hat, or other container. Children pick one. Whatever word family
they get, is the one that they will read on the display. Make it more
fun by turning off the lights. Children can point to each word stripe
with a flashlight, as they read the words in the dark.
The mini cards can also be used to tell students what word family they will use to complete their hat stack word family worksheet. Children write the words on a sheet of scratch paper, then write them in alphabetical order on their hat. Afterwards, they color the stripes with a red crayon, so that the hat shows the Seuss ABAB striped pattern.
I’ve included a template of extra stripes for students who choose a word family like at
with lots of word options. They simply trim however many extra stripes
they need and then glue it to the top of their hat. Completed
worksheets make a sweet bulletin board. Scatter the cut out hats on a
turquoise background. Caption: Hats Off To Wonderful Word Family Work!