This ‘at’ family tree is a simple project that can make learning to read fun for your kids.


  • 1 sheet A4 green card
  • 1 sheet A4 brown card
  • scissors
  • Black texta
  • 8 apple cut outs


  1. Draw the outline of the top of a tree on the green card, and cut out.
  2. Draw a tree trunk on the brown card and cut out.
  3. Write the letters pictured on the apple cut outs (I printed my apples off the computer and cut them out).
  4. Using the black texta, write 'at' in the middle of the tree, with space for the beginning letter apple to go in front.
  5. Use this with your child to help with their 'at' words.


You can also make another set of apples using UPPERCASE letters. If you have velcro dots, you could even use these to attach the apples to the tree.

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  • Schmoofie1983
    • 07 Jul 2015
      11:00 am

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  • Love it and it’s totally portable too!


  • Great idea. I need to create one for my kids


  • Made one. What a simple way to teach kids to read


  • What a fantastic interactive game for the kids to learn without knowing they are learning


  • This is such a great idea. Love it.


  • What a really clever idea. Great for teaching basic literary skills


  • That tree would be a great idea for my twin girls learning the at words


  • Love this idea! Will definitely be making a few of these! Thanks for sharing type clever idea


  • The tree is a brilliant idea for learning!


  • Very clever, creative and educational for the kids.


  • I love that this is fun and educational. Another one for the holiday list and I will pass onto teacher friends!


  • Good, effective and fun to combine the learning aspect in a game.
    We loved to make memory card games with the sight words of our kids.


  • Simple and educational! Thanks for sharing.


  • This could be adapted to longer words as the children improve with their reading


  • Excellent. Great fun for learning. Thanks


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