Students love animals! I plan on using this activity in literacy stations during our Pet Unit, but you could use it any time as a fun Write the Room activity! The file includes color picture cards (with words) to hang around the room and a recording sheet.
As students walk around the room, encourage them to listen for the chunk that they hear – does it sound like one of the pets on your recording sheet?
Sounds like cat: splat, bat
Sounds like snake: cake, rake
Sounds like fish: dish, wish
Sounds like dog: frog, log
This activity is even self-checking! There is a little picture of the corresponding animal on each card. You may or may not want to point this out to students depending on your class.
**If your copies are limited, you can copy a couple and put them in page protectors. Students can use dry-erase markers then erase and reuse.