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Positional Words Interactive Clip Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide | 1 page | Grades: K - 1

Practice using position words (prepositions) with this Google Slides interactive clip card activity.

Perk up Your Lessons with Our Positional Words Clip Cards

Where is the soccer ball? 

Challenge your kindergarteners to figure out whether the soccer ball is in, around, over, or next to its storage container.

With this set of interactive clip cards, students will be able to drag and drop star tiles to select the correct positional word (preposition) to match the images shown..

Through this activity, students will observe and describe the location of one object in relation to another. The following positional words are used in this activity.

under beside through behind over above
next to right of left of around through between


Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource for students to review independently or during group work as an ELA lesson about prepositions or even a science lesson about force and motion.

Support struggling students and challenge learners who are catching on quickly by changing this activity in the following ways:

Below-Level: Limit positional words to two choices.

Above Level: Have students make their own positional word cards by drawing and writing sentences using the terms.

Plus, check out these suggestions for using this activity in other ways! 

🛴 Scoot Activity

Place the printed pages around the room in numerical order and assign students or pairs to a starting point. Depending on their abilities, students can either use a numbered sheet of paper to record their answers or discuss with their partner which word belongs. Give students time to review the page and record their answers. Students will rotate to the next page when you say, “SCOOT!” Continue in this manner until students return to their starting point.

💻 Remote Teaching

With an interactive Google Slides version of this resource, no student has to miss out on the fun! Simply use Google Classroom to share this activity so students can complete each directional word card from the comfort of their home learning area! (Users must be in Edit mode) 

Don’t forget to download this activity’s accompanying differentiated worksheets!  

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

This downloadable resource is available as an Interactive Google slide version. Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. 

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter Collaborator.


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