I have used these in my small groups when working on segmenting words into individual sounds or syllables. Just print, cut, and laminate so many students can practice them at a time or print as many copies as needed so all the group members can do it together. By having a box ready for each letter sound, it helps students hear ALL the parts of the word and focus on each individual sound. I have used it to just practice beginning sounds, ending sounds, and even middle sounds. I have also used it with colored cubes to represent each sound with my Kinders and move to writing the letter in each box as they get comfortable.
Vocabulary used: ola, mar, sol, sopa, nube, pavo, rana, vaca, mesa, mano, gato, niño, nido, dos
A great purchase for many uses!