Word Family Lego Buildings

LEGO Word Family Buildings



 

These Word Family Lego Buildings are a great way to encourage your child to hear/see patterns in reading. This is an important skill because it allows children to begin “reading” by grouping sets of letters within a word. To put it simply, word families (sometimes called “chunks”) are groups of words that rhyme. The first part of a word is called the onset and the last part of the word is conveniently called the rime (although it is spelled differently).  Word families share a similar “rime” as the onset changes.

 

Here’s what you’ll need:  LEGO Duplos, return address mailing labels, permanent marker, and scissors.

 

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1. Cut your labels in half lengthwise.

 

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 2. Write rhyming words on the labels.

 

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3. Attach the labels to the DUPLOs.

 

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4. Set out the blocks and encourage your child to put the blocks that rhyme together in the same stack.

 

 

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5. Point out that the words in the same word family end with the same letters.

 

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He did a great job!

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Looking for more word family activities? Check out these posts:

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4 Comments

  1. Great activity! We just recently got our first set of Duplos. This is way to use them! Oh, and I love the bed head. Nothing cuter than a kid in pajamas with bed head :)

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