FREE Lilypad Letters Differentiated Activity

Students need a lot of repetition when learning the alphabet, but it doesn't just have to be with flashcards. This frog themed alphabet game will have your students wanting to work on their letters, sounds, & CVC words!
I found a frog fly swatter at The Dollar Tree and knew it would make a fun game. If you can't find one, I also included a frog image you can just attach to a flyswatter. One way to play is to simply tell the student a letter to find, and they can use the flyswatter to "jump" onto the letter.
I typically only put out about 9 cards at a time, to keep students focused. Once they have gone through the letters, you can add new letters. 
Don't you just love easy games that can be differentiated for your students? Choose between uppercase and lower case letters depending on their skill level. To make this a whole new game, you can have students say the letter sound instead of just the letter.
Students have fun just jumping from letter to letter! For your more advance students, you could also give students a CVC word and have them jump on the 3 letters.

Another fun way to play would be to use plastic frogs and have students "leap" onto a letter and say the letter and/or sound. I've seen these frogs at Wal-Mart, Target, party stores, etc. You can also find them on Amazon here. (affiliate link)
Grab this FREE Lilypad Letters Alphabet Game here!

Helping Students with Phonemic Awareness by Using Differentiated Work

This newly updated Sound Matching Bundle will help your students master those phonemic awareness skills! 
Teaching students to associate sounds with letters is essential for them to be able to become readers. Learning letter sounds takes a lot of practice! These sound match cards can give your students repetitive practice on matching up similar sounds and letter-sound correspondence. The differentiated cards allow you to decide which skill to give your students and which level of cards.
Here's a little preview of what some of the sound mats and cards look like. Isn't there just something so pretty about freshly printed activities!
This bundle includes sound mats to work on beginning, middle, ending, and rhyming sounds. The games are all played the same, so when it is time to switch out your center for a new skill, your class will already know how to play! Easy-peasy!

Students will simply find 3 cards to match the same sound they hear in the picture on top. Below are the beginning sound cards, so students hear /b/ in bee, so they will find 3 more cards that begin with /b/.
I created 2 different versions of the cards to allow for differentiation. Students can use the letters at the top of the card to help them identify the sound they are working on. For this middle sound game, they get a clue that the middle sound is A.
For your higher students, you can have them use the blank cards. They have to fill in the missing sound and then mach up the picture.
If you are giving students the cards with the empty boxes, I would suggest at least telling them what skill they are working on or they may not know if they should be listening for the beginning, middle, or ending sound in the picture. 
I love having 2 different versions to also help students not only match up sounds, but also match up sounds to the correct letter.
Rhyming is another vital skill, so these simple sound matching cards will help your students get a bit more practice on rhyming. You can try this sound matching bundle with a few of these FREE rhyming cards here or if you are wanting the whole bundle, you can find it here