In this activity students will learn and master the skill of deleting initial phonemes in words. Being able to manipulate sounds is a very important skill for beginning readers and proves to be a key to reading success. The Texas Primary Reading Inventory (TPRI) measures students ability with this skill and by using this activity students are able to master that portion of the assessment. This game includes 36 snowmen and 36 matching top hats to practice deleting the beginning sound in 36 different words. Use this game in a Literacy center or workstation, a small guided reading group, individual practice, or for assessment. A perfect addition to any Winter Holiday Thematic Unit. Brought to you by Mrs. Horvath's Kinder.