All About Vowels

Here is a great game to play for identifying the vowel in a CVC word.

  • Each child has a laminated strip of vowels and a clothespin.
  • I say a CVC word like “cat.”
  • The children listen and then put their clothespin on the vowel they hear in the CVC word.

What is so great about this game is that you can have the children hold up their strips and you can quickly check and see who is “getting it.”  And best of all, it is fun!

Here is a download of vowel strips:

Click on image or click HERE

Here is a Vowel family song from Dr. Jean:
(BINGO song tune)
Aunt Aggie had an allergy
and she would always sneeze-o (pretend to sneeze)
/a/a/a/a/a/   /a/a/a/a/a/    /a/a/a/a/a/
And she would always sneeze-o.

Grandpa Eddie stayed in shape
and he would always exercise-o (pretend to lift weights)
/e/e/e/e/e/  /e/e/e/e/e/    /e/e/e/e/e/
He liked to exercise-o

Baby Izzi had chicken pox
and she would always itch-o (scratch body)
/i/i/i/i/i/  /i/i/i/i/i/   /i/i/i/i/i/
And she would always itch-o

Cousin Otto’s throat was sore
And this is what he’d say-o (put hand on throat)
/o/o/o/o/o/  /o/o/o/o/o/  /o/o/o/o/o/
And this is what he’d say-o

Uncle Unk wore underwear
and it did stink-o (hold nose)
/u/u/u/u/u/  /u/u/u/u/u/  /u/u/u/u/u/
And it did stink-o.

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  1. Kat says:

    Love this idea! Will have to borrow it in January 🙂

  2. That is when I start using it consistently with my kinders. Love making learning engaging!

  3. S. Parker says:

    Super cute idea!

  4. Jenny says:

    Super cute! Thanks for the idea!!!

  5. Julie McKown says:

    Love this idea! Just found it via Pinterest! Such a great way to reinforce those vowel sounds that can be so difficult for some!
    Thanks for sharing!
    ?Mrs. McKown
    Little Literacy Learners

    • So glad your found Fairy Dust! I am off to see your blog! Love bloggy friends!!!

  6. Amy B says:

    I can’t download on SCribd??? It says you have to pay? Any chance you can email it to me? I LOVE this quick little activity, such a great idea!
    Amy Burton

  7. Anonymous says:

    I love this activity, but I cant download it either. Is there anyway you could email it to me. I would love to use this with my Kinders!

    Thank you,

  8. veggieteach says:

    links says invalid or deleted file:

    • I just reloaded the link – let me know if you have any more issues.

  9. Anonymous says:

    If possible please email me the vowel strips… Thank you

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