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Fun with Words

The English language is full of quirks and oddities—things like puns, palindromes, portmanteaus, tongue twisters, spoonerisms, and more. We believe that having fun with words is an important part of learning. And that’s why we’ve put together a delightful assortment of resources to help you and your children have fun with words! You’ll also find game reviews, printable activities, downloads, and much more!

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Fun with Portmanteaus

Introduce your child to portmanteaus and open up a whole new world of fun with words!

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Punny Valentines – An Introduction to Puns

Looking for a great way to introduce your kids to puns? Look no further than this great post!

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A Treasure Trove of Pirate Activities for Reading and Spelling

Have fun with your little swashbucklers on International Talk Like a Pirate Day–this selection of pirate activities is a great place to start!

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Using Apples to Apples Junior to Build Language Skills

Encourage creative word play and help your child build language skills with Apples to Apples Junior!

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Using Hedbanz to Build Language Skills

Strengthen memory and vocabulary skills with this fun family game!

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How to Teach Homophones

Confused by homophones? You’re not alone, but this post can help!

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Using Phonics Dominoes to Build Language Skills

Are you ready for a game of dominoes? Here’s a fun way to build language skills through play.

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Silly Sentence Match-Ups

Reading review and LOTS of laughter…that’s what you’ll get with this fun activity for kids of all ages!

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Teaching Idioms: It’s a Piece of Cake!

I won’t beat around the bush–this blog post about teaching idioms takes the cake!

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Rhyming with Candy Hearts

Reinforce the concept of rhyming with this delightful downloadable activity!

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Thanksgiving Scramble – A Fun Make-a-Word Activity

How many words can you make out of the word ‘Thanksgiving’? This colorful Make-a-Word activity offers delicious holiday fun!

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Using Pickles to Penguins! to Build Language Skills

Building vocabulary skills can be fast and fun with Pickles to Penguins!

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