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.
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.