Print out the gumball machines and the gumballs. Turn the gumballs face down. Take it in turns to turn over a gum ball. Read the word and place it into the correct gumball machine. Say the letter names, as irregular words cannot be sounded out as they do not follow spelling rules.
This resource includes 12 irregular words:
the, they, there, of, put, here, have, once, some, come, was, said
The gumball machines come in two fonts but the pieces of gum have several fonts on them. The two main fonts are: