Here is one of my favorite activities from the All About Reading Level 2 activity book. Feed the Anteater is in the first lesson, and it’s a great way to review the words from Level 1 before we start in on new concepts.
Click here or on the graphic below to download the Feed the Anteater activity sheets.
After you print the file, color Andy the Anteater, if you’d like, and then cut along the short dotted lines to create two horizontal slits: one under the anteater’s mouth, and the other on top of the anthill. Cut apart the word strips on the dotted lines.
Take one of the word strips and weave it through the slits. The words will appear on the front of the anteater activity. Pull the slip up from the back, so one word is revealed at a time.
Now the fun begins! Your child can read the word aloud, then pull up the slip from the back to reveal the next word. You can also make longer word strips by taping together several of the word strips.
Continue until the anteater has “eaten” all the ants on the word strips. Feel free to make slurping noises every time an ant is eaten. I did.