Have fun at the beach with this themed SMARTboard file. This activity allows your students to sharpen their phonemic awareness and phonics skills. Players must look at the initial and final sounds of the word and decide which vowel(s) can be used to create a real word. There are three activity slides in this presentation and on each slide there are multiple layered sandcastles. This activity is ideal for small group practice or as a learning center, but can be used as a whole group activity too. A follow up worksheet is included, but can also be used as a stand-alone activity. Please let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy!