• Vowel Sound Sprints

     

    These sounds sprints are a fun way to listen for vowels sounds that come at the beginning or in the middle of a word. I made cards with 4 of each of the vowels a, e, i, o, and u. Next I made a word list. I put more than four words in each column that way I would have lots of words to practice. Below I have pictures of the sound sprint materials. This can be done outside or inside. What you will do is lay out all the vowel cards. Next have your child (you can also have their brothers and sisters participate as well) stand about 10-15 feet away from the cards. Next read a word from your list and have them listen for the short vowel sound they hear. They will sprint to the vowel card and grab it and sprint it back to you. They will show you the card and say the sound of the vowel. Repeat this with different words with different vowel sounds. If you have more than one child doing the sound sprints you will want to make more vowel cards.

     

    Materials:

    • paper cards with 4 lower case "a" written on it
    • paper cards with 4 lower case "e" written on it
    • paper cards with 4 lower case "i" written on it
    • paper cards with 4 lower case "o" written on it
    • paper cards with 4 lower case "u" written on it
    • Card with words on it. Write at least 4 words per vowel (make sure they say short vowel sound)

     

    Sound Sprint Vowel Materials   Sound Sprint Word Ideas   Sound Sprints Vowels Spread Out

     

    Please click on the link below to see me doing this activity.

    Sound Sprints Activity Video

     

  • Letter Hopscotch

    In this activity you will lay out different letters and digraphs in lines. I like to make two different lines and let them hop the first line and then move to the second line. You will want to mix vowels and consonants together as well as put out the "sh," "th,""ch," and "wh." I have written my vowels on a different color paper but you do not have to. We have don’t this one in class many times and the students really loved doing it. You can do this inside or outside depending on weather. It doesn't take long and helps get some "wiggles" out. I hope you enjoy this activity and have a wonderful day!

     

    Materials:

    • Lowercase alphabet letters a-z
    • digraphs- "sh," "th,""ch," and "wh"

     

    Please click on thelink below to see me doing this activity.

    Letter Hopscotch Video

  • CVC Hopscotch

    (Consonant Vowel Consonant)

    In this activity, you will lay out the alphabet cards to make words. We have been working on making words with digraphs and with a consonant, a vowel, and a consonant. Some of the words are cat, mad, jet, then, chat, rush, gum, jug, bed, hit, fit, and hot. You can make whichever words you would like and can focus on the vowel sound your child is having difficulty with. I have noticed that "i" and "e" get the most confusion in class. This is another fun activity that can be done inside or outside. I hope you enjoy this one as much as your child has at school. Have a wonderful day!

    Materials:

     

    • lowercase alpabet cards a-z
    • digraph cards-"sh,""ch," "th," and "wh"

     

    Please click on the link below to see me doing this activity.

    CVC Hopscotch Video