Is there anyone alive who doesn’t scream for ice cream?
I’m sure there must be, but I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t.
My kids (like most kids) are fanatics for ice cream. One loves chocolate, one loves strawberry, one loves cake batter, and one loves cookies & cream (like yours truly).
With warmer weather on the way, I thought ice cream would be a fun theme for an early phonics resource: this short and long vowel sound sorting activity!
This is such a fun way to help students practice recognizing short and long vowel sounds as they learn to read.
And it’s available as a printable activity for literacy centers and a digital resource, so you can use in small groups or for distance learning!
Keep reading to find out how to get your copy. For more early phonics practice, don’t miss our printable Rhyming Word Puzzles too!
Ice Cream Sounds! Digital & Print Vowel Sound Sorting Activity
To use the printable version of this vowel sound sorting activity, you’ll need the following: (This post contains affiliate links. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer Paper
- Laminator (optional)
- Hook and loop sticky dots (optional)
- Astrobright paper (optional)
This product includes:
- Color ice cream cones for each short and long vowel sound
- 30 color ice cream scoops featuring CVC and CVCE words
- A complete line art version
- And a set of instructions!
To use this activity, print out the cones and scoops and cut them apart.
Before letting students practice, review the symbols for short and long vowel sounds – the breve for short vowels and the macron for long vowels.
Then let students practice reading each word aloud and listening for the vowel sound.
Now it’s time to start sorting sounds!
Each vowel sound has three matching word “scoops”, so students can end up with 10 triple scoop cones by the time they’re done.
Make it reusable by laminating the pages and attaching hook and loop sticky dots to the cones and scoops.
Save ink by printing the line art version!
You can let students color the cones and scoops or print the resource on AstroBright paper (my personal fav).
Prefer to use digital resources for distance learning?
This vowel sounds lesson is available as a Google Slides resource!
Students can drag and drop the correct CVC/CVCE word onto the matching cone with the correct vowel sound.
Perfect for digital phonics practice!
Scroll down to get the digital or print version of this Ice Cream Vowel Sounds Lesson!
Check out these other learning resources for early grades!
To get your copy of our printable Ice Cream Vowel Sounds Matching Lesson, click the image or the link below to visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store!
Or get the digital version by clicking the image or the link below!
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Just click the image or link below to pick up both versions of this resource!