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Penguin word family fun

We had a great time today sorting word family words! Each student had a word family sorting mat and the baby penguins were put into the middle of the table. I told this story "The baby penguins were having fun playing at the park. All of a sudden, they heard, Time for dinner! You need to come home! Can you help the baby penguins find their home? " Each child then searched for the babies that belonged in their family mat. It was fun to hear them say things like "There are 2 boys and 2 girl baby penguins in my family!" Or "I have 3 boys and 1 girl!" Even though this was a literacy activity, math was also a part of it! Here are some pictures. Click on my name to follow the link to my TPT store to get the mats and baby penguins! It's a freebie! Enjoy!


  1. Ohmygoodness! That is one cute mat and penguin set!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  2. Cutest. freebie. ever. Thank you!!!!
    Mrs. Bremer’s Kindergarten

  3. I am doing my penguin unit right now! What a gift!! thank you!! :o)


  4. When I click on your TPT button it doesn't take me directly to your store... it just goes to the TPT sight. :-)

    First Grade Delight

  5. Thanks so much for this adorable activity! It is really so nice of you to share.


  6. This is perfect for my penguin week. Thank you so much for your kindness & generosity. These are adorable & I can barely wait to get to school to print, laminate & put into action! God bless you!

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  8. Cute idea! love it!

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