I’ve been busy creating more word family activities — today I’m sharing 7 free mats for short e! Just print the mats and cards, laminate, and attach velcro dots. You’ll have a durable and lasting learning center to use in the classroom or at the kitchen table. Have fun!
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I’ve already shared three sets of Read ‘n Stick mats – but if this is your first set, you’ll want to read what I have to say below:
How to use and assemble
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 glen?”).
5) After a few times of doing this with you, this is something your child might be able to do himself.
Short e word family activities
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Thank you for your kindness!
Million thanks for all your help, I use your freebies a lot and are always very useful. I teach English in Spain and my kids love the fact they can start reading in English.
You’re very welcome! I’m glad you can use my site!
Your teaching aids are very good and will be very helpful for my daughter i was trying to download short o ,i,e,u vowel mat but was unable to do it .
She is 5 i am looking easy phonic aids
Thanks in advance
Hello! Check out this page for troubleshooting tips: https://www.themeasuredmom.com/how-to-download-free-files/
I love these mats!!!
I’m so glad you can use them, Maureen!
Hi, Anna! You’re always there with the exact stuff when it’s needed! thanks for these sheets. Instead of lanimating the sheets I put them in page protectors then keep the pieces in there too. I do lanimate the page with the pieces on it (in this case the word cards)
Thanks for the tip! I’m glad you found money-saving solution that works for you. 🙂
Alesia @ FUNtastic SIMON
Such a great activity. I love your read and stick mats. I added it to the list of short ee activities here http://www.funtasticsimon.com/articles/learning-short-e-words/
Thanks so much for linking to me, Alesia!
thank you so much for these wonderful worksheets.
they are superb for my learners who are battling to get to grips with basic literacy skills.
when i introduce a letter to them – using your worksheets, they are motivated to learn and are enthusiastic the next session as they cannot wait to see the new themed activities.
you are truly a remarkable person to share these lovely resources.
may you always be blessed.
loads of love
Jamiela .. all the way from South Africa
Thanks so much for your kind words, Jamiela! It’s so exciting to hear about kids using my printables in other parts of the world. I’m so glad they’re working for you!
it really helpful and interesting cant want to share with my pupils,thank you so much
You’re welcome, Becky!
Katie @ Gift of Curiosity
Ooh, I’m so excited for these! I was using your short a sound and short o sound with my son last week. This will be helpful to have as well!
I’m glad you can use them, Katie! Short u will be coming out this week, and in the new year I’ll be sharing giant sets of long vowel word families.