These flashcards are hand drawn letters. The pictures connect with the action done to help reinforce and learn the sound the letter makes. Each sound connects to the letter in an actual way rather than just the connection to a picture of something that starts with the letter.
They are fun and cute flashcards that get all students interested. Students learn through auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. ESL students and those who struggle to pay attention enjoy learning with these cards because of the auditory, visual, and mostly the kinesthetic.
Students should have fun learning their letters and sounds! The students will remember the actions long after mastering all their letters and sounds - they are great prompts to guide with spelling words.
This download has the black and white versions of the uppercase and lowercase letters. The letters need to be colored and laminated. (I cut down my pages and glue on construction paper/cardstock for a nicer finish.)
I have a colored copy download if you prefer to save some time instead of coloring for hours! They are under Fun Colored Alphabet Cards.
I had started coming up with actions to connect to the sound and after a few months discovered Leap Frog. I found that many of my sounds were the same, but a handful different. I did use the E, L and Y sounds from Leap Frog because I could not come up with anything as a connector. My P originated as "popping bubbles," but I liked the idea of popcorn from Leap Frog better. The other letters I had thought were my own creative idea, but appears I think a lot like Leap Frog. I was not going to change what was already working in my class, and the actions were working- phenomenally quick.