Phonological Awareness is an important set of skills for learning to read. These activities are ideal for individuals or small groups. I have used it for up to 10 children. I have frequently combined cards from different activities such as using the letters activities with identifying the first sound of a word.
1.Say a letter or number and have the children swat that letter/ number. Sort letters/numbers, vowels/ consonants, letters with curves/letters with lines. You can use it in combination with Shoo Fly! Initial Consonant Sort. I hold up a card, and the children have to swat the corresponding letter/picture.
2. Rhyming. The children then “swat” the flies that rhyme or shown a picture they swat a fly that rhymes with that word. Kids love it when they pick up the fly cards with the swatter.
3.Identifying the first sound in a word. Pick one or more sounds for the children to identify. The children then “swat” the fly the correct picture. This includes digraphs as well as long and short vowels.
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