Sounds Houses are fabulous! It is a great phonemic awareness activity where your students will work on isolating the beginning sound of a word.
Students pick a house (each house gets a letter). They go through pictures and say the name of the picture. If the picture starts with their sound, they get to keep it! It is a fun activity for kids.
I use this during guided reading but it can also be placed at word work or in other literacy centers!
There are 4 pictures for each letter A - Z. The letter x is ending sounds.
You can find all of my sound house activities here:
Sound Houses - Activity Mats
Sound Houses - Cut & Paste
Sound Houses - BUNDLE