There are 9 gumball machines, 5 with short vowels and 4 with long vowel marks (long vowel e does not have a gumball machine). There are 106 gumballs with pictures on them. A student will name the picture and then place it with the correct gumball machine. Example: hat will go with the short "a" gumball machine. You can have your students say: hat - short a vowel, then place it with the correct gumball machine. There are about 12 matches for each vowel. This is a good review of short and long vowels.
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My students enjoy activities and it helps me to identify students that still have difficulty with a skill taught. You can do this activity whole group or small group. Afterwards, you can place in your literacy stations. Students can complete activity and then write the answers in their literacy journals (If they can). This just holds them accountable for the activity. When I present activities as a whole group I place on my magnetic white board. I will have already placed magnetic dots on the back of each item.
Some other activities that you may be interested in are:
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CVCe Book - Magic "e" Book
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Short and Long Middle Vowel Sounds - Bunnies
Popcorn Middle Vowel Sounds: Pop! Pop! The Corn!
Crayon Color Words - FREE ACTIVITY
Do You Want a Treat? - Letters and Sound Recognition
Owls - Matching Capital and Lowercase Letters A to Z
Dolphins Playing with Their Colored Beach Balls
"Let's Go Fishing" For New Words!
"Frog Flashcards" - Phonograms/Word Families
"Froggy Flashcards" Consonant Blends and Digraphs Beginning Sound Cards
Can You Find Your Mama Kangaroo? Matching Capital and Lowercase Letters
Hopping Around to Find Your Mama! Frogs - Matching Capital and Lowercase Letters
Oink! Oink! I Want My Mama! Pigs - Matching Capital and Lowercase Letters (red letters)
Oink! Oink! I Want My Mama! Pigs - Matching Capital and Lowercase Letters (pink letters)
Short and Long Middle Vowel Sounds - Gumball Machine and Gumballs
Counting the Apples on the Apple Tree - Sets, Numbers, and Number Words
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