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.
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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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I will be adapting this for my preschooler. What a great and fun looking game.
Have fun playing!
Susen @ Dabbling Momma says
Kids forget they are learning when they are having fun! Using the tractor was a great idea!
Anything with vehicles is a hit with him!
What a lovely way to teach about vowel recognition. I may try this with superheros.
I love changing the activity to fit each child’s interests!
I am featuring this on this weeks Kids Co-op
Thanks for featuring it! 🙂
It’s always more fun to learn with a tractor! I imagine those letter tiles come in handy for lots of these types of learning games!
Yes, those letters from our old games really do come in handy! 🙂
Selena @ Look! We're Learning! says
This is adorable. I have a little boy who is nuts about construction equipment. I’ll have to try this with his toy bulldozer. 🙂
Thanks for linking up with Family Fun Friday!
what a great idea! My daughter isn’t old enough to work on vowels, but she would love an activity like this. I’ll have to think of a way to adapt it.
Maybe she can collect numbers or just certain letters? 🙂 Have fun!