teaching resource

Gum Ball Affixes Interactive Resource

  • Updated

    Updated:  15 May 2023

Learn new words and their prefixes, suffixes, and base words with an engaging Google Slides digital learning activity.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  2 - 3

teaching resource

Gum Ball Affixes Interactive Resource

  • Updated

    Updated:  15 May 2023

Learn new words and their prefixes, suffixes, and base words with an engaging Google Slides digital learning activity.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  2 - 3

Learn new words and their prefixes, suffixes, and base words with an engaging Google Slides digital learning activity.

Struggling with Teaching Affixes? We Can Help!

We can help! Along with our printable resources, worksheets, task cards, and games covering the concept of affixes, we’ve also created a new digital interactive activity for your students to practice reading, writing, and breaking down words with affixes.

Can You Color by Number with Words? Absolutely!

This resource can be used in multiple ways. It can be completed in a whole-group learning session by having your students come up to the board to interact with the elements on each slide, or your students can complete it independently.

Each slide features a group of gumballs that have lost their color! Students must use the paint can tool in Google Slides to recolor each gumball according to a color key On each slide, students must

  1. Read a word containing a prefix, suffix, or both.
  2. Break apart the word and determine if it has a prefix or suffix and use the paint can to color the gumball the correct color.
  3. Type the word into the table by breaking it into its prefix, base word and/or suffix.

Easily Prepare This Digital Color By Code Activity

Use the Download button to access this resource’s interactive Google Slides version. 

Assign this interactive activity to Google Classroom. Please be sure to open in Edit mode, not Presentation mode. Students will use the paint can tool and type responses to complete the activities.


This resource was created by Lisamarie Del Valle, a teacher in Florida and Teach Starter Collaborator.


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