Word ladders provide a fun and easy way for young readers to learn words easily. Here is a quick tutorial on how you can create your own word ladders at home. This activity can build fine motor skills, and can work well for kindergarten centers, quiet time, or just general hands-on literacy!
-Scrap Construction Paper
Teach word families with these easy DIY word ladders! Grab some strips of scrap construction paper. With a Sharpie, make a ladder, giving yourself plenty of space in between the ladder steps.
You can choose to laminate these for durability. Use small letter manipulatives to mix and match.
To extend the activity: Use the activity to sound out nonsense words “lat” “nat” “wat,” and to distinguish them from real words, like “cat” “hat” “rat” and “mat.”