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Word Family Unit (-est Words)

This word family unit contains words that end in -est. Nest, test, best, vest, rest, chest, pest, and west are the words featured in this unit. Try out our printable word wheels, reading sliders, flashcards, and more!

Word Family Worksheets -est


Have your class complete each of the four sections to this worksheet to practice with the -est word family.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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Color in the pictures of -est words at the bottom of this page. Write the word ending with -est on the lines below the pictures and then color in the ovals containing -est words.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Attach each word to the corresponding picture by using a small amount of glue.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Make sentences with words from the "-est" word family using these cards. On the lines, practice writing your sentences.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
Look at the pictures for a hint and then have your class write in the missing letter for each word.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Identify the missing first letters for each word ending with -est. Next, write the word on the lines below it.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Fill in the circles to make the word for the picture and then write out the word completely on the primary-ruled lines to the right.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
For each row of jumbled letters, find and circle the -est word shown in the picture.
1st Grade
Think of some -est words on this word web. There are images of a treasure chest, a nest, and a vest to use as hints.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Color the pictures on the left side of the page, then trace along the dotted lines of each word, and then write out the words on the lines to the right side of the page.
1st Grade
Write up to 8 different -est words on this worksheet.
1st Grade
Children can use letter stampers and an ink pad to make the following words: rest, best, nest, test, and west.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Word Games

Students take turns finding pairs of matching -est words in this 2-player memory card game.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
This word spinner can be created to use for lots of different activities. Words on the spinner include: rest, chest, west, test, nest, pest, guest, and best.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Word Slider, Flashcards, and Word Wheel

Cut out the ladybug and weave the letter strip through the middle. Slide the strip up and down to see words in the -est word family.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Use these printable flashcards for practicing word family words, learning games, or word family scavenger hunts.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Cut out the wheel and assemble with paper fasteners. Spin to reveal words. Read the words pest, nest, chest, best, west, vest, test, and rest.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade

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