I am passionate about finding ways to keep your whole class engaged as you use your smartboard or projector. This resource is sure to be a HIT with your students! The "whack-a-mole" theme is fun and motivating. Sound effects and animations will keep your kiddos focused and engaged. Make simple mallets for your class using pool noodles and pencils and let them whack mats to choose their answers. For even more kinesthetic fun, make large mats for students to stomp on.
This set includes two PowerPoints. The first shows pictures of words with short vowel sounds and students must whack the mole with the correct vowel. Click the mallet to show the answer on your board. The other PowerPoint runs itself like flash cards. Your kiddos can try to beat the PowerPoint by whacking the moles on their mats before the next picture is shown. The slides go faster and faster, making the activity very engaging. There are also printable mats. This set focuses on short vowels. I am currently working on a variety of other skills that will be added to growing bundles.