Make learning fun with these themed Middle Sound Match-Ups. Your elementary age students will love this fun apple themed literacy center! Perfect for literacy stations or small review groups any time of the year. Use in your Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade classrooms. Black and white options available to save your color ink.
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Included In Middle Sound Match-Up:
To get you started, this great kit includes all of the items below. This is ideal for helping you get your classroom excited about all things fun and yummy and is an ideal activity to keep them busy and having fun during centers, small groups, or those free time hours.
There are 33 pages of centers, covering the short and long vowel sounds. Each apple barrel has six apples, each one showing a different picture that starts with the corresponding letter.
This resource also comes in black and white to save on ink.
Materials Needed for Apple Middle Sound Match-Up:
Getting Apple Middle Sound Match-Up Ready:
After purchasing and downloading the middle sound match-up, you’ll print them (Color or Black & White), laminate and cut using a paper trimmer. Gather all of the pieces and place in a plastic container. I love using plastic pencil cases to store centers like these. It keeps everything in one place and does not take up a ton of space.
This obviously doesn’t take a ton of time to put together and makes a wonderful activity to help your kids have fun and learn at the same time.
Doing Apple Middle Sound Match-Up
Students will start the activity by choosing a barrel with a letter on it . My daughter chose the apple barrel with the short “A” sound.
Students will then sort through all of the apples with pictures looking for the ones that start with the short “A” sound.
Each apple barrel has six apples with a visual. Once the apple barrel has all six apples representing the corresponding letter, they can move on to a new letter and start again.
Another way this could be completed, is to have all of the apple barrels laid out on a table or even the floor. Students will then sort through all of the apple pieces and place each one at the correct apple barrels.
If you have younger (or struggling) students that would be overwhelmed by the amount of matching pieces in this activity, scale it back. Provide them with only a few of the letters. Once they master those, you can slowly add in more.
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