Ub Club Mingle

Ub Club Mingle
Target text


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

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • cub
  • tub
  • rub
  • club
  • grub


  • Blending cards 
  • Music

The children will dance in the Ub Club as they add sounds to the –ub ending words to make words such as cub, tub, rub, sub, and club

Literacy Activities
Make –ub words

  • Give each child a beginning or ending sound card, 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.

More Practice
March and say the sounds in –ub words 

  • 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 to invite others to be members of their club.
  • Display the signs around the classroom or on the door.  
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SEEL At Home


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


  • Blending cards
  • Music

Activity: Ub Club Mingle

  • Set the -ub and beginning word blending cards on the floor around the room. 
  • Turn on the music and mingle (dance and move around the room).
  • Stop the music occasionally.
  • When the music stops have your child 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.  
  • Encourage him or her to use as many -ub words as possible.
  • The activity can be repeated several times.

blending cards

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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.