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Word Family Unit (-ain Words)

The -ain word family includes the words: gain, pain, chain, train, rain, main, brain, and drain. In this unit you will find a word wheel, a word slider, flashcards, a tracing worksheet, and more.

Word Family Worksheets -ain


Print out this page, then cut the pages and staple it together. This mini-book features words that end with -ain: chain, train, and rain.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Common Core
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This printable has several activities to practice reading, writing, and identifying words that end with -ain.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Color the -ain words in the circles on the left side, then write the words that apply to the pictures on the right side, and finally, circle the images on the bottom that are words ending with
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Cut out the words at the bottom of the page and glue them in the space provided to the related picture at the top of the page.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Practice building sentences with these word cards. Clip them out and arrange them to make sentences using at least one "ain" word per sentence. Practice writing the sentences too.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
Look at the pictures to figure out each word and then find the missing letter.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Determine the missing initial sounds for each word and enter the letters in the boxes provided.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Color in the circles to make the words pertaining to the pictures, then write the word on the lines.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Find the words in each group on this worksheet and circle it.
1st Grade
Use the circles to write some words that end with -ain. The images of the chain, train, and rain cloud will aid in helping students figure out the words.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Color the pictures on the left, trace the words in the middle, and rewrite the words on the lines next to them.
1st Grade
Ponder how many words that end with -ain and write them on the primary-ruled lines of this worksheet.
1st Grade
Use an ink pad and letter stampers to make these words: main, gain, train, rain, and brain.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Word Games

Print out these pages and cut out the word cards. Spread them out on a table and flip them over and have students take turns trying to find a matching word set.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Use this printable to make a word spinner containing words that end with -ain. There are a few different games to play with it.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Word Slider, Flashcards, and Word Wheel

Cut out this ladybug-shaped word slider and word strip. Weave the word strip into the slots on the ladybug and move the strip up and down to form different words that end with -ain. (Color version available via the ALT button.)
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Print out these pages and cut out the eight flashcards for this unit to help students study their word family words ending with -ain.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Students can spin this word wheel to make various -ain words. This activity includes the words gain, main, brain, pain, chain, drain, rain, and train.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade

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