Ub Club Mingle


Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with –ub to make words such as cub, tub, and club.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • cub
  • tub
  • rub
  • club
  • grub


  • Blending cards (see below)
  • Music

State and model the objective
Tell the children that today they’re going to dance in the Ub Club while they add sounds to the –ub ending words to make words such as cub, tub, rub, sub, and club

Practice the skill within an activity

Make –ub words

  • Give each child a beginning or ending sound card (see below), ensuring that an equal amount of each are passed out.
  • Turn on the music and have children mingle (dance and move around). 
  • When the music stops, have children quickly find someone with whom they can make a word (a child with an –ub ending sound card finds a child with a beginning sound card). 
  • Walk around the room and have each pair of children read to you the word they formed. 
  • Create a sentence using a few of the words children formed (e.g., The cub is in the tub).
  • Turn the music on and play the game again as many times as desired.

Apply the skill (choose from the following) 

March and say the sounds in –ub words 

  • Tell the children that they will practice saying the –ub rhyming words they have learned in fun ways
  • Have the children march and say each sound of the word cub:
    • Segment sounds: say /c/ (march right), say /u/ (march left), say /b/ (march right).
    • Blend sounds: jump with both feet and say cub to blend the sounds into the whole word.
  • Repeat with other –ub words (e.g. tub, rub, sub, club, etc.).

Write about the activity using target words

  • Have children write a list of Ub Club words on the board.
  • Create a silly slogan for the Ub Club using –ub words (e.g.; The club that eats grub in a tub!).  
  • Have children draw some signs/flyers to invite others to be members of their club. Display the signs around the classroom or on the door.  


SEEL At Home

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Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with –ub to make words such as cub, tub, and club.


  • -ub and letter cards (see below) cut out
  • Music

Activity: Ub Club Mingle

  • Set the -ub and beginning word sound cards on the floor around the room.  (If lots of people are playing, give out a card to each player.)
  • Turn on the music and mingle (dance and move around the room).
  • When the music stops quickly find two cards that can go together to form a word.  (If multiple payers, have each person find a partner with whom they can form a word.)
  • Have your child read and write each word formed.
  • Turn on the music again and play several times.
  • Have your child read aloud all the words from the activity.
  • Help your child write a letter to a friend inviting him or her to be a member of the -Ub Club, where they will do lots of -ub things.  Encourage him or her to use as many -ub words as possible.
  • Send the letter to school with your child to share with a teacher and a friend.
  • The activity can be repeated several times.

blending cards


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