Backpack Flashcards

Lesson #12136

Fill these flashcard Backpacks with animal or other shapes for letter recognition and phonics or math problems.

Grade Level:
1-2, 3-5

The slit in the Backpack allows the insertion of an answer to create the perfect flashcard for many different subjects.

Find animals or other shapes that begin with the letter on the Backpack for upper and lowercase letter recognition and phonics. A problem can be stated on the Backpack with an animal shape containing the correct answer and inserted into the Backpack. Practice and reinforce skills in a variety of subjects.

A10932-Sizzix Bigz Die - Chinese New Year Animals #2 A10933-Sizzix Bigz Die - Chinese New Year Animals #3 A10934-Sizzix Bigz Die - Chinese New Year Animals #4 A11037-Sizzix Bigz XL Alphabet Die - Boss-O! 1 1/2" Capital Letters & Punctuation A11171-Sizzix Bigz Die - Backpack
Adhesive, Cardstock or construction paper, Crayons, markers or pens, Scissors, Watermark pen
Adhesive, Cardstock or construction paper, Crayons, markers or pens, Scissors, Watermark pen

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut the Backpack shape from assorted colors using cardstock or construction paper. Leave one Backpack whole.
  2. Trim along the perforations of the handles on another Backpack, and attach the trimmed handles to the whole Backpack.
  3. A watermark pen will add a slightly deeper color to add details and shading. Crayons, markers or pens can also be used to add details.
  4. Die-cut various letters from the Boss-O! Alphabet using construction paper. Attach a letter to each Backpack.
  5. Die-cut several Chinese New Year’s Animals or other appropriately sized shapes from assorted colors of cardstock. Decorate the animals or shapes as desired.
  6. Students find the animal name that begins with the letter on a corresponding Backpack and slide the correct animal into the slit on the Backpack (Main Photo).
  7. Use upper and lowercase letters or math problems to introduce or reinforce skills.

Language Arts-English
NL-ENG.K-12.3 Evaluation Strategies

  • Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend interpret, evaluate and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies and their understanding of textural features (e.g., sound-letter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics).

NL-ENG.K-12.12 Applying Language Skills

  • Students use spoken, written and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion and the exchange of information).


Operations and Algebraic Thinking Grade 2
Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.

  • Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart and comparing, with unknows in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.


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