Great activity to keep in a sub folder, or emergency sub plans. Students cut out the syllables and the images. Then they are given a pre-folded piece of large construction paper. They images can be guided practice for students with more practice, or can be a follow up to the ma, me, mi, mo mu lesson for students who learned the syllables more recently. I fold the paper into thirds then in half to make six areas. For more clarity, draw lines on the construction paper folds to differentiate the "boxes." Students glue the syllable labels into 5 of the boxes. Next, they sort the images. When the students have checked with a partner, or the teacher has done a quick check, the students glue the images into position. Students may be given time to work with a partner to come up with additional words to add and illustrate.
Can also be used as a quick small group warm up activity (without gluing or construction paper). Keep 5 sets in baggies or envelopes. Combine with other letter sets if students struggle with differentiating initial sounds.
Good to keep at the student table baskets as one of those "if you finish early" activities, or a warm up in the morning when they are arriving.
Can also be used in a morning warm up journal, writing journal, or letter study journal.