Monday, 9 December 2013

Monster Madness! A syllable sorting activity... with a giveaway!

Oh, the glorious spare time of Summer holidays! Before I settle down for an afternoon nap (I'm exhausted after a day of shopping!) I wanted to pop in to share with you all a new product that I uploaded to TpT yesterday.

My kidlets were so clever at breaking words into syllables this year - and I think that's because we did lots of hands-on, oral language based practise.  I have an old syllable card sorting resource that I have been using for donkey's years, but it was not cute at all falling apart so I decided to put together this for next years kiddliwinks - aren't those cute little monsters to die for?!  

It's super simple to use.  Just print/laminate/slice the pages.  The picture cards (showing a word with either 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 syllables) go upside down in a pile.

Students take turns to draw a card, they say the word shown, break it into syllables and place it on the appropriate sorting mat.

You can also use the cards in a pocket chart - I'm planning to use this as a whole class activity before I use this as practise in literacy groups and at that time we'll sort into the pocket chart.  I've provided smaller sorting cards for this option.  I've also included 2 very simple recording sheets in black and white.  

There's 8 words each for 1, 2 and 3 syllables, 5 words with 4 syllables and 3 words with 5 syllables.  Woah - way too many numbers!  This might be easier to understand:

Of course, you can choose the cards to include to focus on specific numbers of syllables.  This also makes it easy to differentiate. 

And now for a giveaway!  Leave me a comment, make sure you're following my blog and store and I'll choose 3 random winners on Wednesday when I get home from a long lunch with the girls.  They'll get these cute little monsters sent straight to their inbox.  :)



  1. Lucky you - I have one more week left! I saw this product in my feed this morning, great idea!
    My email is

    Thanks so much

  2. I'm so jealous you're on break already! 2 more weeks to go...!

    Your syllable pack looks fantastic - love the monster theme! Great job. :)

    Miss Galvin Learns

  3. Hi Lauren......I love the monsters!! I've just started blog surfing for ideas as I've just found out I'm teaching prep for the first time next year.....Looking forward to the challenge. I'm also in Queensland and love that so many of your TpT items are available in Qld font!!! Fantastic. My email is

  4. I follow your blog and your store! Your syllable pack is so cute!

  5. Adorable monsters!

  6. My kiddos love monsters!!! Your pack is so adorable!!
    I follow your blog and store.
    Enjoy your holidays and take care

  7. Creating, shopping and napping? What an awesome day! This looks great, nice job Lauren

  8. this is just gorgeous!!!!!!!

  9. I just survived the mad rush of Christmas shopping today as well!
    I love this product - it is so cute!
    My email is

  10. This is so cute! I'm a speech path and would love to have this packet!

  11. Adorable monsters!
    This is so cute!


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