Fuzz Frenzy


Recognize and produce the /f/ sound in a series of words that all begin with /f/.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • fuzz
  • freeze
  • frenzy
  • flap
  • flip
  • fold


  • A folder with a flap 
  • Fuzz (e.g., fuzzy yarn, felt, fur, fuzz or lint from a dryer)
  • Book: The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens (optional)

The children will feel and fold fuzz as they listen for words that start with the /f/ sound, such as fold, fleece, and frenzy.

Literacy Activities
Feel, fold, and flip the fuzz

  • Read The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens to the children (optional).
  • Have the children sit in a circle and give each child a piece of fuzz from the folder, pointing out that the word fuzz starts with the /f/ sound.
  • Let the children feel the fuzz on their face, feet, fingers, and forehead, and have them echo those words back to you, emphasizing the /f/ sound. 
  • Show the children how to do different /f/ actions with their fuzz (e.g., make the fuzz fall, feel the fuzz, fold the fuzz, flip the fuzz, freeze with the fuzz), then have the children do the actions.
  • Allow the children to choose one of the /f/ actions for the class to do with their fuzz.
  • Ask the children to listen as you say several /f/ words mixed with a few non-/f/ words and have them tap the fuzz on their forehead when they hear a word that starts with the /f/ sound, supporting as necessary.

More Practice
March and say the sounds in words 

  • Have the children march in place as they say each sound of the word fuzz as follows:
    • segment sounds: say /f/ (march right), say /u/ (march left), say /z/ (march right)
    • blend sounds: jump with both feet and say fuzz to blend the sounds into the whole word
  • Repeat with other words that start with /f/ (e.g., fun, feel, fall, fan, feed).

SEEL At Home

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Recognize and produce the /f/ sound in a series of words that all begin with /f/.


  • Fuzzy items around the house (e.g., dryer lint, sweaters, yarn, carpet, feather pillows)
  • Tape or glue
  • Letter graphic 

Activity: Fabulous Fuzz

  • Go on a scavenger hunt with your child through your home to find fuzz (e.g., carpet fuzz, dryer fuzz) and point out that fuzz starts with the /f/ sound.
  • Take turns helping each other think of words that start with the /f/ sound (e.g., fast, fix, fluffy) and taping or gluing the fuzz on the letter F graphic. 
  • Have your child trace the letter F with their finger and feel the fuzz while making the /f/ sound. 
  • Have fun together using the fuzz-covered to do actions that start with the /f/ sound (e.g., flip the F, fold the F, fling the F, freeze with the F). 



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