Mystery Words

This week was a chunk week review for us, so I made up a little activity that would get the kids thinking about word families & popcorn words.  I took a couple of lunch bags and filled them with letter tiles.  In one bag, I included the letters contained in all of our popcorn words {to date}.  In the other bag, I included all the vowels & word endings to the chunks we’ve learned thus far, plus a few additional letters.  The kids had to pick a bag and use the tiles inside to make words.  I told them to read the room if they had trouble figuring out what words to make. {We’ve got our chunk charts & popcorn words ALL over the room, so I knew they wouldn’t have too much trouble ;)}  They also had to record the words they made on a separate recording sheet.  This is definitely an activity I’ll keep recycling throughout the year!  It really got them thinking and it was so fun to see what words they made!  One of my sweeties spelled my youngest son’s name and was SO proud of herself :)  Hey…whatever works!!  Love it!





  1. LOVE this! Totally going to use it! Thanks for the download! I've just been putting the letter tiles in snack size ziplock baggies and having them write on white boards. For now I'm just doing the two sight words that we learn each week.

  2. I can't believe all that you do! I am a kindergarten teacher and have been devouring your blog! THANK YOU!!!!! Your ideas and creativity and generosity are so humbling! THANK YOU again!

  3. Thank you for this fun idea and the printables! I can't wait to try this with my class. I know they will really love it:)

  4. I love this! I'm printing them out right now to use this week!

  5. I just stumbled upon this great word work activity of yours and tried it last week! Thought you might like to see it being used in my classroom!

    You are fabulous and an inspiration! :)