Practice Recognizing Short Vowel Sounds with an Autumn Game

My early reader does not want to sit down and do a worksheet, thankyouverymuch. And yet she spends her time begging me to play a game. So to encourage her process of reading, I turn it in to a game. This week we played an autumn-themed game to help us recognize the short vowel sounds. The colorful autumn cards gave it a nice seasonal twist that my daughter appreciated as we played in her Halloween costume! (OK, it's an anytime you want costume!)

Setting up the Short Vowels Game

The short vowel sounds game is available in three color options: full color, less color, and black and white. I decided to go all out with full color this time to let my daughter enjoy the fall-themed game. I cut out each of the picture cards, and then I laminated the short vowel game board, so it would be more durable.

We don't need a dice for the game, but we did find some markers to move on the board. I love how my daughter wanted the autumn-toned colors for our players too!

We can now play it again and again.


Playing the Short Vowels Game

The game board shows two children who are walking home. They must follow the path by correctly identifying the short vowels. Each turn, a player chooses a card and names the item or action shown. Then, he or she names the short vowel used in that word. The player can then move forward along the path.

The path does have short cuts, and my daughter really wanted to land on a short cut space too!

See a little more about the short vowel phonics game in this video. You'll hear reference to Princess Magnolia (that is my older daughter) and Poppy the Troll (that is my younger daughter). We had to do the activity in our Halloween costumes given the season.


Get the Autumn Short Vowel Sounds Game

Practice recognizing short vowel sounds by playing a game! This product has one game board and 45 different game cards with images of words with short vowel sounds. Kids hope along the board based on what vowel the picture on the card shows.


Can a child name a CVC picture? Then they can play this vowel sounds game!


You can purchase the Short Vowel Sounds Game (Autumn) in my Shop, or at TeachersPayTeachers.

We practice identifying short vowels with this autumn short vowel sounds game.
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