Lesson Plan Title : Word Family Arrows

Age Range: Kindergarten through grade 2 (Early Elementary)

Overview and Purpose: In this game, students have to match the correct arrows with their word family targets.

Objective: The student will be able to match a word with the correct word family.


Paper arrows

Paper targets




Write a word family on each target and matching words on each arrow. Place the targets up around the room. Have the students take turns drawing an arrow from the quiver (basket or box) and deciding which word family it belongs to. Take turns placing the blindfold on each student and have him try to put the arrow on the target. Give the class points depending on how close the students get to each target.

Wrap Up:

For homework, the students can complete a worksheet that has three targets on it with a word family listed on each one and two arrows for each target. Have the students write a word on each arrow, cut it out, and glue it on the target.