Short /i/ and long /i/ phonics sort with a farm theme.
Print, cut, and laminate the picture cards and the barn cards.
Have student say each picture out loud. Students are to sort the cards by short /i/ or long /i/. Tell the students that there are two different farms. The short /i/ farm where words that have a short /i/ in them, like pig /p/i/g/ and the long /i/ farm where words that have a long /i/ in them, like pineapple. Help the farmers put the hay in the appropriate barn!
Short /i/ cards:
• Lilly pad
Long /i/ cards:
• Ice cream
• Light house