This activity works well in small group rotations. To play each student selects a card and breaks the word into syllables. I like to have them tap the syllables out on their body (head, shoulders, hips, knees).
Once they have done this use pegs to clip onto each square (2 syllables = 2 pegs etc). You may also like to use little gems and place them in each square.
There are 12 of each syllable group available (1-3 syllables), 36 cards in total.