Ending Sounds Scrambled Sentences Valentines Day Activities: Looking to incorporate some fun first grade literacy and math activities this Valentine’s Day? I created these activities based on the needs of my students. There are activities to practice ending sounds, number values, building sentences, addition and rhyming. Love is in the air! 😉
The first activity is called Special Delivery Ending Sounds. This one gets students building words by completing the puzzle with the correct ending sound. Words include short vowel sounds, -ing,-et, -ig, -am, -ain, -ank, -ash, -ap, -ail, -ale, -eep, -eel, -ice, -ide, and -aw sounds.
I used two mini baskets to place the ‘owls’ in and another for the ‘mail’. Kids know that when they choose an ‘owl’ card – they’d need to match it with the ‘delivery’. FUN!
This activity is easy for ESL kids. It makes for a great review or even practice for them while learning to build their words.
I find that my ESL kids struggle with -ale and -ail so I’ve included those in the pack as well.
Finally, I like using a recording sheet to see how kids did overall. They do this while making their words. Once they’ve completed one – they can write it on their recording sheet. Although, if you find that the kids are struggling, then have them complete all the words and check them before they write them out on their recording sheets. I’ve included that as well!
This activity is very simple! I love finding new ways to teach number values, some of my students struggle with this!
So I made some fun Valentine’s Day themed strips for comparing numbers.
Students pick up a strip and read the numbers on each octopus, they then compare the numbers by placing a grater than, less than or an equal to love heart card.
It’s a good idea to check the strips before the students start writing them on their recording sheets as well! Here is the recording sheet that goes with this activity.
This next activity was fun to get the kids adding their numbers! It’s called Adding Up Our Love. There are two types of strips included, one with ten frames and one part with digits. I used a mixture with my students.
The students match the correct sum to each addition equation strip.
And finally, a recording sheet as well!
Last but not least, I made some fun Valentine’s Day Scrambled sentences this year. I’ve included them in this post for FREE. So grab them below!
These are so much fun for the kids. My ESL students need constant activities to build sentence structure.
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I hope you enjoy using these activities with your classes this year and Happy Valentine’s Day! 😉