KinderGals: Adding ing to words and onsets and finishing the lions project! (Plus a freebee!)

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Adding ing to words and onsets and finishing the lions project! (Plus a freebee!)

Research shows that incorporating art and games into academic content increases a child's potential to learn that information. This blog post shares how to use this lion craft and dice to build words.
Yesterday I visited my friend Kathleen's classroom. She was working on chunks so we decided to tackle adding ing to words and onsets. First we read the book “5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed”. We thought of other things the Monkeys could do besides jumping. I made a list of the words on the smart board, stopping after each one so that they could do the movements.
Then, I got out Kathleens’s “king of ing” crown. This cute little item is from my friend, Julie at Katie and Company. There’s a great little song that we sing as they are wearing the crown. It is to the tune “The Farmer in the Dell”
I am the king of ing.
Just listen to me sing.
I find the words that end with ing
Like ring and swing and zing!
During small groups, we used these onset and rime dice to make _ing words. Grab these dice by scrolling to the bottom of this blog post.
As we rolled the words, the kiddos wrote each word on a brown strip that we cut 6 x 1 1/2. We are going to use these to make a lion to assemble our nonfiction writing. You can read about that here.
Then, we made the lions by rounding off the corners of squares and rectangles. Next, they rolled the _ing word strips on their pencil and glued them around the head to make the mane. Finally they glued the tree map on the lion's body. I tied a piece of rafia to the tail for the “tuff” of hair on the lions tail.

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Kathleen said...

I put the same little "crown" around "ing" - great minds :) Love the lion "king" activity! I just put up my ing card from Heidi songs today! Might have to do this activity! Too too cute!

beth said...

This is so cute!!! I went to download but it says I need permission...any ideas??

Yvonnee said...

I also got the same message.

Kim and Megan said...

You should be able to download now. Sorry guys!

Yvonnee said...


Anonymous said...

THANK YOU! What a cute idea! I love it!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness! First of all, I have to say it is pretty stinkin' cute how that little girls shirt matches the bulletin board EXACTLY! I love this idea... I bought that crown at the Kindergarten conference and this activity is a wonderful supplement. Thank you so much!!!

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