We have been working on a farm unit in homeschool this past week. We’ve also been talking about vowels. To keep with the farm theme I came up with this simple game to identify vowels and consonants.
The game is very simple
I started off by drawing two circles on a piece of white paper.
The first few times the kindergartner played I labelled one circle with the vowels (a, e, i, o, u).
Then I scattered a handful of letter tiles (making sure there were plenty of vowels included in the bunch) on the floor near the paper and grabbed a toy tractor with a scoop on front.
The goal of the game is to use the tractor to push all the vowels into the correct circle and all the consonants into the other circle. (I told him he was moving his crops to the correct areas.)
After playing the game several times we flipped the paper over and I drew two new circles. This time around I told him which circle the vowels were to go inside and he didn’t have them written down as a guide. He had to KNOW which letters were vowels.
He was having so much fun using his tractor, and he was super proud when he got all the vowels in the right circle!
You could easily modify this game to fit the interests of your child. Construction trucks, animals, or even princess dolls can help move the letter tiles to the correct spots. (And for letter tiles, check those old board games like Scrabble!)