Sound matching - children decide which of several words begins with a specific sound, eg - Teacher shows pictures of familiar objects (book, car, dog) and asks which begins with the /b/ sound
Sound isolation - children are given words and asked to identify what sound they hear at the beginning, middle or end, eg - teacher asks, "What is the sound you hear that starts these words: car, cat, cake?"
"What am I Thinking of" game, eg - Teacher tells class he is thinking of an animal. He then says the name of the animal in separate phonemes, /d/ /o/ /g/. Children are then asked to blend the sounds together to come up with the name of the animal
Teacher can provide students with counters and Elkonin boxes. Children are asked to place counters in the boxes to represent each sound in the word, Elkonin boxes - a diagram of three blank squares representing the beginning, middle and ending sounds in a word, These concrete props make this abstract activity easier for children., eg - For the word bat, a marker would be placed in the left hand square for the /b/, another in the center square for /a/, and a third in the right-hand square for a /t/.
phoneme addition - say a word and then say it again with a phoneme added at the beginning or end, an > fan or an > ant
Circle time activities
Groups based on interest - eg: theme groups (transportation, ladybugs, dinosaurs, etc)
Story book props for dramatic play
theme props for dramatic play, Pizza Parlor, Grocery Store, Movie Theater, Post Office
Riddles and Rhymes