The holidays are quickly approaching. It can be challenging to squeeze in some learning time during the hustle and bustle of the season. For me, I need quick and easy learning activities more than ever during December. Here is a phonological awareness activity that helps kids with counting syllables and recognizing word parts.
This activity would make a great center activity or busy box idea. All you need to do is print (see FREE download below), cut, and play.
Counting Syllable Trees
Materials Needed: printable trees and presents (download below), scissors, sticks or paper straws (optional)
- Print the trees and presents included in the free download.
- Cut out each present and lay them on the work surface.
- Have a set of sticks or paper straws on hand. A drum or clapping with your hands will work too.
Have the child select one present and name the object on the gift. Then say, “Let’s tap (or drum or clap) the word parts.”
Together, clap the parts and count how many claps or taps were used for the word. Then, find the correct tree (1 syllable, 2 syllable, or 3 syllable) to place the present. Complete for each gift until all the presents have been placed.
GET THE PRINTABLE
Don’t let the busy holidays get in the way of learning. Enjoy syllable counting with the kids.