banana split kit

Banana Split Kit

Banana Split Kit
Target text


Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with -it words to make words such as kit, split, fit, and sit.

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • kit
  • split
  • bit
  • fit
  • sit


  • Banana Split Kit graphics 
  • Small container  
  • A whiteboard or poster board
  • Word blending cards 
  • Banana Split Kit Recipe target text 

The children will use a kit to create a banana split as they add sounds to the -it ending to make words such as kit, bit, split, and sit.

Literacy Activities
Make a banana split

  • Cut out the Banana Split Kit graphics and place them in a "kit" container at the front of the room.
  • Pre-assemble one completed banana split kit and display it somewhere near the kit for the children to reference throughout the activity.
  • Tell the children that they will be building their own banana split by taping each of the ingredients from the banana split kit on the whiteboard (or a posterboard).
  • Read the Banana Split Kit Recipe with the children and have them place the individual pieces on the board according to the directions.
  • Emphasize the -it words in the recipe.

More Practice
Identify, blend and manipulate sounds

  • Have children blend individual sounds into words by tapping their head (beginning sound) and toes (-it sound) then clap to say the whole word.
    • b it = bit
    • s it = sit
    • f it = fit
    • k it = kit
  • With word blending cards, have the children make new words by changing the vowel or either of the consonants:
    • Change the beginning sound: bit → sit; sit → fit; fit → kit
    • Change the ending sound: bit → big; sit → sip; kit → kid
    • Change the middle sound: bit → bat; sit → set; fit → fat
  • Once the children feel comfortable with the blending, invite them to write an -it word on their ice cream scoops, with one letter on each scoop.

Read target words in a text

  • Read the Banana Split Kit Recipe target text together as a group. 
  • Read the text again fading support.
  • Have the children underline the words that end in -it.
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SEEL Target Texts

Banana Split Recipe

  1. Split the banana and put it in a dish.
  2. Scoop a bit of ice cream on top of it. .
  3. Put a bit of fudge on it.
  4. Whip a bit of cream to put on top.
  5. Fit a cherry on it.
  6. Now you can quit, and sit, and eat your split!
  7. What a yummy kit for making a banana split!
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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.