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.
Vowel Recognition Activity
- Large Piece of White Paper and Marker
- Toy Tractor/Front Loader
- Letter Tiles
Draw 2 large circles on your piece of white paper. If your child is just beginning to learn the vowels, you may want to label one of the circles (a, e, i, o, u).
Scatter a handful of letter tiles (making sure there are plenty of vowels included in the bunch) on the floor near the paper and grab a toy tractor with a front scoop.
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. (My son pretended he was moving his crops to the correct areas.)
After playing the game several times flip the paper over and draw two new circles. This time around just label one circle “vowels” — do not include the letters a, e, i, o, u. Now the challenge is for your child to know which letters are vowels without having them written down to check.
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.
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