This is a great activity for K-2 that can be used for learning and practicing words with short vowels. In the activity, students sort pictures based on their vowel sound. Example, a bell picture with a will go with the short e mat. Print this activity on cardstock, laminate for durability, cut apart, and start sorting vowels! You can make this activity self checking by writing the correct answer on the back of the balloon card. Very quick and easy to use! Great activity for Kindergarten, First or Second grade students at a center or as a game when work is finished. This comes with a coloring activity for each vowel sound where students color the picture that has the corresponding vowel sound.
Common Core Standard
RF.K.3b Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
RF.1.2a Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words
RF.2.3a Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words