Pick-Up Spelling

Lesson #4223

Die-cut and fold trucks to be incorporated into hands-on language arts lessons.

Grade Level:
1-2, 3-5

Add "stand-up" trucks with prefixes or suffixes to create different words or create compound words with this fun classroom activity board.

12402-DC-Ellison SureCut Die - Border, Road - Double Cut 12993-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Flower, Daisy #1 - Large 17650-SM-Ellison SureCut Die - Flower, Daisy #2 - Small 21270-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Truck (Basic Beginnings) - Large

Note: The Flower, Daisy #3 (shown in the Main Image) has been retired. Consider substituting with Flower, Daisy #1 or any Flower die.

Supplies Used: Butcher Paper, Cardstock, Double-Sided Tape, Glue, Marking Pens, Poster Board, Scissors

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

  1. Cut a 22" x 28" piece of black poster board in half along the 28" side and adhere end to end to create a 14" x 44" board. Alternately, a long piece of colored butcher paper could be used.
  2. Cut a 1" x 44" strip of red butcher paper, a 1/2" x 44" strip of orange butcher paper and a 1/4" x 44" strip of yellow butcher paper and layer across top of the poster board (see Main Photo).
  3. Die-cut four DC Border, Road from gray cardstock or construction paper. Attach a piece of white construction paper to the back of each Road piece to show through the cutouts and create the white strips down the middle of the road. Adhere end to end along the middle of the poster board base using glue, double-sided tape or other adhesive (Figure A).
  4. Die-cut three Flower, Daisy from shades of green and yellow cardstock or construction paper. Leave the green die-cut whole and cut the stem from the yellow die-cuts leaving the heads. Embellish with white centers. Attach the completed Flowers to the Road (Figure B).
  5. Fold a 9" x 12" sheet of cardstock or construction paper in half widthwise. At the folded end of the paper, fold the paper back again about 1/2" (Figure C).
  6. Using the LG Basic Beginnings Pick-Up Truck die, place the twice-folded edge of the paper INSIDE the cutting edge at the bottom of the die shape (the bottom of the wheels). The second fold needs to lay flat (Figure D). Trucks can be cut from blue cardstock or construction paper or from a multitude of colors. Embellish as desired.
  7. Tuck the "double fold" to the inside and use double-sided tape or glue to adhere the two top edges of the Pick-Up Truck together above the cab window. Push down on the "fold" to form a base and the Trucks will stand on the road (Figure E).
  8. Print the words or parts of words on the side of each Truck (Figure F).
  9. Have students take turns creating new words on the "Road to Word Recognition."

  • Figure A

  • Figure B

  • Figure C

  • Figure D

  • Figure E

  • Figure F

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