Free Autumn Printable Cut and Paste – Articulation Practice, Vocabulary and Handwriting Practice

I came across these on Pinterest the other day and thought they looked cute.

In The Teachers' Lounge: FREEBIE:Fall Label the Parts

This freebie was part of a blog post originally posted at:  http://cindysintheteacherslounge.blogspot.com/2012/10/freebiefall-label-parts.html

This is a free set of labeling printables with a fall/autumn theme.  There’s an indian boy and girl, a cat, a pilgrim, a squirrel, a turkey, a fireman, a scarecrow and an owl.  I actually have gotten use out of these with Bella (4), Noah (6-Down syndrome) and Andres (8) who has some sensory integration issues.  Each picture has two formats.   One is fill-in the boxes with the letters of the word.  Each letter is assigned a box appropriately sized either tall or small depending on the size of the letter.   The other format includes preprinted labels to cut out and then paste to the appropriate boxes.

I just love it when I can use one activity for several of my kiddos – especially when it crosses the Little/Middle line.

Bella used the label format and used this as a pre-reading, scissor and vocabulary activity.  She cut out the labels, I read each one to her and pointed out the beginning and the ending letter of the word.  Then I pointed to the different items on the page that needed a label and asked for the right one by name (ex.  “Here’s his boot.  Do you have the word “boot”?)   She looked at the labels she had and selected the correct word.  She is not really reading these words yet, but since we had just gone over them, she was able to find the correct words mostly by looking at beginning and ending letters.  This is a very easy form of “sight-reading.”  It’s much easier than asking a child to recall the sight word independently.  It was great to see her confidence soar during this exercise.  I find my children are much more likely to enjoy an academic activity if they feel confident in their ability.

Noah also used the label format and we snuck in scissor skills, articulation practice and vocabulary.  First, he cut the labels out as I held the paper.  Hooray for scissor practice!  Next, I read the word to him and he repeated it (as best he could) back to me.  I tried to get three repititions for each word.  Then I asked him where the item was, he pointed to it, and he used the glue stick to glue the word to the right box.

Next, I gave the word box format to Andres.  He identified which words belonged in which blanks, and he used the word boxes to help form the right-sized letters.  The word box idea is excellent for children who struggle with making their letters the appropriate size and placement on the line.

Glad to pass these along – hope you can put them to use.

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