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When your child first enters the very early stages of reading, they may encounter some struggles that you weren’t originally expecting.
When my oldest first started learning to read, for example, we found that adding the concepts of words and sentences to the letter that he had already learned confused him a bit in the very beginning.
Struggling with blending is something I would have expected, but this one caught me off guard.
So, we did what we always do and came up with some new activities that would give him the opportunity to practice while still making it fun and engaging.
This flower-themed letter, word, and sentence sorting literacy center was one of those and now, with Spring coming up, we’ve decided to share it with you!
With this Spring-themed literacy center, your child will practice differentiating between letters, words, and sentences by building six different flowers.
Letter, Word, and Sentence Sorting Literacy Center
After you’ve explained to your child that letters make up words and that words make up sentences, give them the opportunity to see that first hand with these flowers.
Just print the pieces out (you’ll need to print page 2 of the document twice), cut them out, and run them through your laminator for durability.
Next, give your child the various pieces and have them work on sorting the various petal pieces.
There are enough pieces included to create six different flowers and when you’re done, each flower should have five petals.
The middle section of each flower will let you know what types of petals belong to that flower.
Have your child sort through their petals and determine whether each one is a letter, a word, or a full-sentence and then have them add that petal to the correct flower.
The letters that you’ll find included in this activity are all uppercase letters. The words are all flower related and include things like petal, leaf, stem, and roots.
The sentences are also flower related and give you the opportunity to add a little bit of science into your day as well as they cover things that plants need and other fun flower facts.