Tuesday, April 21, 2009

flip flop word families

Turn inexpensive flip flops into a fun word family game!
I started with a pair of flip flops and wrote flip on one and flop on the other with fabric paint. Then I traced "toes" on tag board pieces. I only defined the big toe so that it will easily slip through the thong part of the flip flop. I wrote a consonant on each side of the toes. The students add a consonant toe to one of the flip flops. The student then writes the newly created word down. ( I like to use white boards for this kind of activity to conserve paper.) The student can then flip the consonant and create a new word on the other flip flop.
Tip: I laminated the toe cards for durability. I also used flip flops that would appeal to both girls and boys.