These printable animal spelling puzzles are one of my favorite learn through play activities. This set of fun worksheets is full of fabulous first puzzle games for your toddler and preschooler. We’ve coupled easy beginning words with adorable animal pictures to help make the connection between letters and words. Your young student can build 12 new words with short and long vowel sounds by assembling the colorful puzzle pieces.
Whether you are teaching from home or in the classroom, you will love these puzzles! They make the perfect addition to your learning to read curriculum. And as your child becomes more fluent, you can challenge their skills by having them build the words without the pictures. This can begin as an interactive game between you and your child, but you will find your little one quickly graduating to this being a fun independent activity for them. (Keep these puzzles in their own folder or bin that is easily accessible, because it’s a fun one they’ll want to play often.) It is not necessary, but we recommend printing them on heavier cardstock paper, cutting them out, then laminating the puzzle pieces for longevity. 😉
Printable Animal Spelling Puzzles
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