Clowning Around {Vowel Pairs "OU" and "OW"} Update!

Last week we learned about the vowel pairs "ow" and "ou". I used all the activities from my Clowning Around unit on TpT. I also added a lot of new activities to this packet and I've spruced up some old ones! If you already own this packet, then be sure to re-download it from your TpT dashboard. 

See this adorable clown?? Well that's my mom!!! She is the best! She came to school and introduced the "OW" and "OU" posters for me. She told my students a little story about how clowns are always getting hurt while doing silly tricks. She definitely had my students' undivided attention and they were all giggles the whole time she was there! 

My sweet clown/mom also brought my students some brOWnies! 
{By the time she left, I think they were wishing that she was their teacher!}

My students loved playing the Clown Race game and it help reinforce the "ow" and "ou" sounds.

And who doesn't love a little girl {my niece} in a gOWn, wearing a crOWn, renamed Miss BrOWn, holding a flOWer? {I love first grade, because they still let me dress them up!}

To top off this fun week, I sent all my students home on Friday wearing their "OW" crowns! 

All of these fun activities are included in my newly updated, Clowning Around packet on TpT.
{Clown NOT included... sorry! ;)}

This Unit Includes: "ow" Character Poster, "ou" Character Poster, Word Sort w/ Accompanying Worksheet, Clown Race Game w/ Data Worksheet, POW Game, Spinner Game, Pin the Owie on the Clown Game, Clown Writing Activity, Mini Book Writing Activity, Crown Craftivity, and Word Hunt Activity.


  1. I would love this!


  2. Would love this!

  3. Really . . . . number three if I can type fast enough??!!

    kelleydolling@gmail.com :)

  4. Ha . . . number four . . . I'm always too long winded!!!

  5. Missed it! Looks like so much fun. My best friend's mom is a clown. I may have to ask her to pay us a visit. My first graders will love it!!!

  6. I always miss your fantastic stuff! Maybe next time, I'll see it fast enough! Anu

  7. That is great that your mom came to help you at school! Your pack looks amazing!
    Conversations in Literacy

  8. Just re-downloaded! Love the updates!

    Primary Inspired

  9. This post was just precious! It made me happy! You sure go all "out" to help your students!!

  10. OMG can you rent your mother out! How awesome is she! Love this. And your niece was OWesome too! Uber creative and so what a fun way to learn a tricky sound!

    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

  11. What a great mother you have! I bet your kids about died with all of that "ow/ow" FUN!!

    For the Love of First Grade

  12. What a fun way to teach your kids the ow and ou sounds. Your packet looks fantastic, I just added it to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing your pictures.
    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  13. This is all so adorable Lindsey! I am all about bringing in food to help teach. You continue to amaze me when your creativity. What a magical place your classroom must be. Thank you so much for being such an inspiration. =)

    Heather's Heart

  14. LOVE this packet!!! How awesome of your mother, too! :)

    Beg, Borrow, Steal

  15. Man! The only bad thing about following by email is you never get the posts in time to win! This pack looks like so much fun. Oh well! Maybe next time...
    Teachin' First

  16. Oh my! Don't come to my class. This makes our ou and ow fun last week look like lame-sauce!! Looks like your kiddos had a BLAST!
    Mrs. Richardson's Class


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