Objectives:initial and final consonant sounds
Group Size: any
Prep Time: ? (none if using premade flashcards)
Interest Level: ages 4 to 8
Ability Level: beginning
Place a series of picture flashcards on the floor. Randomly choose one flashcard to be the engine. Review the word, identifying its initial sound and final sound. Choose a student to select the next card in the train. The next card must begin with the sound the first card ends with. (Example: cat - train - nurse - stamp - pig - gum - mother - etc.) See how long of a train you can make.
Older students may create trains using written words. Simply divide students into teams, and have the first student on each team think of a word and write it on the board. The next student races up and adds a word that begins with the sound (not letter!) the previous word ended with. The team that creates the longest word train wins.
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