Sorting long and short vowels is the key to this activity. This packet includes two gingergread houses (in color) and many pages of gingerbread men holding long and short vowel words. It also contains two worksheets for students to "show what they know" following the activity. Print out the houses and word cards on card stock. Hole punch a hole at the bottom of each house and a hole at the top and bottom of each word card. Unbend many large paper clips. Students string the gingerbread men under the correct house to sort the words. Loads of fun and a great "Working with Words" center!