Have fun and teach phonics with cute and easy rainbow word families. Today you will receive a free and easy download template for your rainbow to make this craft an easy success. This is a fun project to do in the spring. You can also make a rainbow and laminate it and then have the students practice writing each word family on the rainbow. Regardless of how you decide to do this activity, it is a fun way to practice and learn phonics!
List of Supplies:
- Colored Craft Paper (including white paper)
- Craft Glue
Select 3 different colors for the rainbow and trace the rainbow pattern from the given template. Trace the clouds and the base of the rainbow on white craft paper. Cut out the traced patterns nicely.
Use craft glue to attach the 3 rainbow parts on the rainbow base accordingly. Press the 3 rainbow parts on the base to make sure that they’re glued evenly and nicely.
Attach the 2 cloud patterns on both open ends of the rainbow.
Print and cut out the pictures and letters from the given template. Glue the pictures and the letters on the rainbow and the clouds however you wish to arrange them.
The template includes CVC rainbow, ending sound rainbow and word family rainbow. Follow the template or come up with your own picture and letter rainbow!
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Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle’s Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle’s Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created “sunshine moments” to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.
Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 8 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.
The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets and Parents Magazine online. Over the last 8 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.