When my daughter came home from school with her Kindergarten homework that was all about punctuation, I got tears in my eyes. I knew she would be learning beginning sounds and sight words, but punctuation? I wasn’t ready for that. I know that sounds so silly but it’s sentence structure, it’s knowing how to write. It’s “big-kid” learning, isn’t it? Well, she had a hard time at first, so I wanted to create another activity that could help her practice. So I created this super fun Penguin Punctuation Activity.
Penguin Punctuation Activity
Punctuation is so important. These simple marks are what make a sentence what it is.
These penguin punctuation printables are meant to be a practice. My daughter learned the basics of punctuation at school but I could tell that she needed more practice.
I created these sentences, including many words from her sight word list in hopes that completing the activity would give her the practice she needs.
To start the activity I printed the pages. We used colored pencils but any writing utensil would be sufficient.
If you would like to be able to reuse these printables they can easily be laminated or put in dry erase pockets and used with dry erase markers.
Depending on the reading abilities of your students, these pages will likely need to be completed in a small group with assistance and are designed for that purpose.
My daughter hasn’t mastered every sight word yet so I helped her get through each sentence.
After she read each word, if she wasn’t sure which punctuation mark was the correct answer, I helped by repeating the sentence with the correct inflection.
When she understood the sentence she filled in the correct punctuation mark on the line and we moved onto the next.
We really enjoyed this activity. We had quite a few laughs when I overemphasized the inflection.
I wanted her to really understand how inflection worked, and apparently, it is hilarious.
To make this activity more hands-on, you could start by having punctuation cards.
These could be hidden in a sensory bin. When the cards are found kids could match them to the correct sentences.
However you choose to use the punctuation printables, they are a simple and fun punctuation review this winter!
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Then, hop over and print out our penguin sight word game!