Help Build Vocabulary Skills: Prefix and Suffix Flip Book

This flip book will help children learn how to form new words by attaching prefixes and suffixes to base words. Make a new book as your child's vocabulary expands.

What this activity will develop:
Vocabulary and thinking skills

What you'll need:
• Oaktag
• Scissors
• Marker
• Book rings
• Hole punch
• Pencils
• Paper
• Dictionary

What to do:
1. Cut the oaktag into strips. Keep two of the strips for the front and back covers. Cut the other strips into three equal sections.

2. Print root words, prefixes, and suffixes on the cards. (See the word list below)

3. Put the root words in a pile, and punch a hole through the top of the cards. Do the same thing for the prefixes and for the suffixes.

4. Attach each set with a book ring.

5. Make three holes in the front and back covers. Complete the book by attaching the covers with the rings.

Use:
1. Players work individually to form as many words as they can by flipping the prefixes, suffixes, and root words. Players record the words that they have formed.

2. When each player has had a turn, the players trade lists and check the words in a dictionary to make sure the words are correct.

Prefixes Base Words Suffixes
pre
mis
in
re
uni
con
un
dis
cord
order
color
test
form
vent
wash
lead
ed
ant
er
ly
able
s
ing
less
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