Word Family Activities for Short u (final set of short vowel Read ‘n Stick!)

They’re here! My final set of short vowel read ‘n stick mats are complete, and I’m excited to share them with you today.  Just in case you were wondering – yes, I do plan to share mats for long vowel word families.  Watch for those beginning in January!

Here you are… free word family activities for short u:

short u word family activities the measured mom Word Family Activities for Short u (final set of short vowel Read n Stick!)

My Five is such a busy boy.  It makes me glad he missed the kindergarten cut off by just a few days, because he really needs time to mature and learn to control his energy!  Doing seat work is not #1 on his list, and he’s not always thrilled about the activities I have him do that I share on my blog.

But do you know he’s never once complained about doing Read ‘n Stick mats? Must be that Velcro. icon smile Word Family Activities for Short u (final set of short vowel Read n Stick!)

If my read ‘n stick mats are new to you, read what I’ve got to say below. If not, zip ahead to get them for yourself.

How to assemble and use Read ‘n Stick Mats:

1) Print and laminate each mat on sturdy cardstock.  I love this affordable home laminator and laminating sheets!  Then print and laminate each set of cards. Cut them apart and stick velcro dots to the pictures and backs of the cards.

2) You can certainly print the mats and cards on plain paper, and have your child match them. However, for a more durable and lasting activity, I recommend #1.  A bonus of the velcro dots is that you can store the mats without the cards getting lost — just stick them on!

3) My mats were constantly getting misplaced until I punched holes in them and stored them in a 3-ring binder.

4) Take off all the cards. Have your child read the name of the family in the center of the board. Then have him read each card and match it to the picture. You will be teaching new vocabulary along the way when he gets stuck on a particular word (“What’s a cog?”).

5) After a few times of doing this with you, this is something your child might be able to do himself.  You can pull out the binder for a reading warm-up before trying some early reading books — or if you’re not there yet, do a few Read ‘ Stick mats after you read books together.  You could even put the binder in a bag and bring it along to the waiting room.

And here they are!

UB word family mat reduced size 300x218 Word Family Activities for Short u (final set of short vowel Read n Stick!)

Get it here: Read ‘n Stick – ub family mat and cards – the measured mom

UCK word family mat reduced size 300x218 Word Family Activities for Short u (final set of short vowel Read n Stick!)

Get it here: Read ‘n Stick – uck family mat and cards – the measured mom

UNK word family mat reduced size 300x219 Word Family Activities for Short u (final set of short vowel Read n Stick!)

Get it here: Read ‘n Stick – unk family mat and cards – the measured mom

UG word family mat reduced size 300x218 Word Family Activities for Short u (final set of short vowel Read n Stick!)

Get it here: Read ‘n Stick – ug family mat and cards – the measured mom

UM word family mat reduced size 300x219 Word Family Activities for Short u (final set of short vowel Read n Stick!)

Get it here: Read ‘n Stick – um family mat and cards – the measured mom

UN word family mat reduced size 300x219 Word Family Activities for Short u (final set of short vowel Read n Stick!)

Get it here: Read ‘n Stick – un family mat and cards – the measured mom

UT word family mat reduced size 300x219 Word Family Activities for Short u (final set of short vowel Read n Stick!)

Get it here: Read ‘n Stick – ut family mat and cards – the measured mom

UMP word family mat reduced size 300x218 Word Family Activities for Short u (final set of short vowel Read n Stick!)

Get it here: Read ‘n Stick – ump family mat and cards – the measured mom

Enjoy! You can get my other Read ‘n Stick mats here:

Short a

Short i

Short o

Short e

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Comments

    • Anna Geiger says

      Thank you, Angela! I hope you can use these. I’ve been behind on linking up to parties as I cross off items on my “to do before baby” list… maybe after baby comes I’ll be more on top of things (ha ha! or maybe not!).

  1. Kayla says

    I absolutely love this whole series. Going through and getting each printable is time consuming. Perhaps you could offer a package with all of this for a small fee on Teacher Pay Teachers, or a similar site. Just put a link on the page offering people a single download for the whole series. Just a thought. You sure make wonderful things especially for a homeschooling mom with special needs kids.

    • Anna Geiger says

      Hi Kayla! Yes, I agree it’s tedious to download each piece. :( A challenge with my read ‘n stick mats is that I created them in MS Word before I had a quality pdf creator. Because I did not have that, I couldn’t save them all as one because the free creator could not handle such a big file.

      For my newer printables, I am trying to put them together in one file as much as possible. A project is to go back and package the old printables (using my nice new pdf creator), which I am all for, but it is quite time consuming so not on the immediate agenda!

      If you ever are looking ahead to something you might want to use in a week or two, you could send me a personal email ([email protected]) and – if time permitted – I could work on putting the files from that particular post into one big file.

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