a kid slid a lid

A Kid Slid a Lid

A Kid Slid a Lid
Target text


Read and write words ending in -id.

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • lid
  • slid
  • kid
  • skid
  • did
  • hid


  • Lids
  • Word cards (laminated)
  • Word blending cards

The children will play a game called Skid a Lid as they read and write words ending in -id, such as hid, bid, rid, skid, and slid.
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Literacy Activities
Skid a Lid game

  • Show the children how to skid a lid by sliding it across a flat surface.
  • Hand a lid to each kid or let each kid pick a lid to skid.
  • Have the children take turns trying to skid different lids.
  • See which lid can skid the best.
  • As the children skid the lids, have them chant, “Skid, skid, skid the lid.”
  • Review with the children the words they heard that end in -id and make a list of the words on the board.
  • Invite each child to underline the -id in a word on the list.

More Practice
Identify, blend, and manipulate sounds

  • With word blending cards, have the children make new words by changing either of the consonants or the vowel:
    • kid  lid; bid skid; did hid
    • hid had; lid led; did dad
    • kid kit; lid lip; did dim

Read and write target words

  • Hold up the -id word cards and help the children read the words.
  • Have the children choose a word card, read it, and see if they can skid it.
  • As a class, write an account of what you did. (e.g.; We got to skid lids. The red lid slid the best.)
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SEEL At Home


Read and write words ending in -id.


  • Word cards
  • Lids of different shapes and sizes
  • Tape

Activity: A Kid Slid a Lid!

  • Skid the lids across a table or smooth floor to find out which lid skids the best.
  • Take turns reading an -id word and then taping it in place around the table.
  • Play a game where both of you choose a lid to skid and one "kid" gets to choose the -id word to skid the lid toward; the winner of each round is the "kid" who slid his or her lid the closest to the target word.
  • Repeat, taking turns choosing which -id word will be the target.
  • Help your child write one or two sentences about what he or she did (e.g.; I got to skid a lid. I slid the lid to the word did.).id-word-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.