This is a practice for kids who are identifying sounds that they hear in words and will work for Immersion or bilingual students. Using pictures they will match up the sounds that they hear in the words to the syllables they see in the sort. The words are written underneath the pictures so that there is no confusion.
On the second page they can circle the syllables that they see inside the words, and later write the words to the best of their ability.
I generally use this as a teacher-directed activity with moments of independent work between sections. I have used this page with both kindergarten and first grade. Kids enjoy the pictures, the cutting and pasting, the coloring, and circling syllables within words. I think you will find this an easy page to use, and I am hoping to upload a second set in the near future.
This set includes ma, me, mi, mo, mu for /Mm/, and same for /Pp/, /Ss/, /Tt/, /Ll/, /Nn/, and /Dd/.