Creating little beach umbrellas for response cards is a cute way to practice vowel sounds. Another thought…those little paper umbrellas for drinks would be even cuter!

At the Beach – Lesson 7

I can identify short vowel sounds.

Objective: To identify short vowel sounds. (RF.K.2)

Materials: colored paper, markers, tape, popsicle sticks

Procedures: Have your child glue together strips of colored paper and then use it to cut out five umbrella shapes. Tape or glue a popsicle stick to the back of each umbrella. Say a word and your child will hold up the beach umbrella with the vowel that is in the word. Continue with different words.

Conclusion: Ask your child to write a word for each of the five short vowel sounds on lined paper.