Christmas Syllable Games
Included in this Christmas Syllable packet are a variety of ways to practice syllables individually, with a partner, or in a small group.
There are two sets of 24 syllable picture cards, one with labels and one without, a set of numeral cards, a spinner, a game board, and a writing page.
Print the picture cards, numeral cards, spinner, and game board on cardstock and laminate.
1. Use one set of picture cards and the numeral cards to play a game of Memory.
2. Use one set of picture cards and the game board to play Deliver the Toys to the Children Syllable Game. Start on the sleigh. Draw a picture card and clap the syllables. Move playing piece to the numeral that matches the syllables. Play continues until one player gets a 3 syllable card and lands on the children. Count cards. Player with the most cards wins.
3. Use one set of picture cards and the spinner to play Count the Syllables Match. Place cards on the table picture side up. Spin the spinner, then find a picture that has that many syllables. Keep the cards. If no card matches the number spun, skip a turn. Play continues until all cards have been matched. Winner can be player getting the last card or player with the most cards.
4. Use one set of picture cards, four number cards (one each of 1, 2, 3, and 4) and a pocket chart. Place the number cards at the top, and the matching syllable picture cards below each number.
5. Use the Clap, Sort, Write recording sheet (enlarged 129% to 11"x17"). After sorting the non-labeled picture cards by number of syllables, w rite words in the correct column.
Supports Kindergarten Common Core ELA Standards:
•Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
•Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.
•Demonstrate basic knowledge of letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or most frequent sound for each consonant.
•Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
•Print many upper- and lowercase letters. Write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds (phonemes).
•Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships.
•Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.