I use these cards 2 ways. First, I use them during small group instruction when we study each vowel sound. The second way is as a center activity. For each blending card there is a corresponding picture. Students can independently practice blending words and match it to a picture. I have attached Velcro on the back of each picture for students to attach to the word-thank you Velcro! I am able to have approximately 6 kids working on their own set of blending cards by dividing the cards up. This also allows students to practice more than one time with a different set of cards each time they practice. I have also included an accountability piece so I know they actually read the words correctly.