The saying “April showers bring May flowers” is definitely around for a reason.
In fact, in our neck of the woods, the arrival of Spring typically signifies the start of the rainy season with showers and thunderstorms taking place almost daily.
So, of course, as we head into our wettest months of the year, it only makes sense to incorporate some of the weather that we’ll be experiencing into our daily learning.
Now, obviously, there are a number of ways to incorporate things like the weather into various different subjects, but for this particular activity, we had something very specific in mind that we wanted to work on and that was syllables.
This rain cloud syllable sorting activity is a fantastic way to practice identifying the number of syllables present in various different words and is the absolute perfect literacy center for those rainy Spring days!
This Spring-themed literacy center is a great way to practice breaking words into syllables! From simple, single-syllable words like fan or keys to those with four or more syllables like macaroni and electricity, we’ll work on more than 20 different words with this fun activity!
This printable set contains 25 different words to practice including those with a single syllable all the way up to those with five syllables.
The practice words include:
Within the download, you’ll find a set of clouds that are numbered one through five. You also find 25 different raindrops and each of those includes a picture that represents one of the practice words.
Simply print these out, cut them out, and run them through your laminator.
When they’re ready, set them all out together and have your child sort through the raindrops and match them to a cloud based on how many syllables the word has.
One syllable words will belong to the number one cloud. Two syllable words will belong to the number two cloud, and so on.
If your child has just started to learn about syllables or is struggling, start out with just one and two-syllable words until they’re comfortable with those and then work on adding more. You can also have them try to snap or clap as they hear each syllable to make it easier for them.
When they’re all done, each cloud should have five different raindrops, but if your little learner really enjoys the activity, try adding some of your own, whether with more pictures or with written words to continue the learning.