Christmas is coming soon and this Christmas Middle Sound Match-Up is such a fun addition to your language arts centers this holiday season!
After Thanksgiving break, anything Christmas is fair game in the classroom, right? The excitement little learners have this time of year is so much fun to watch.
And we find ways to incorporate the holidays into our learning centers and lesson plans, with things like our Christmas Lights Addition, Christmas Sight Word Activities, and fun hands-on science like this Hot Chocolate Experiment!
We even break it up for some fun in the classroom when students are too excitable and play games like Christmas Bingo.
There are so many ways to help students learn without realizing they’re learning at the holidays.
We also read so many Christmas books together as a class, which is great for auditory learners and visual learners alike.
Looking for a way to incorporate Christmas across your curriculum this year? You’ll want to check out this resource of 20+ ideas of Christmas Learning for students.
Christmas Middle Sound Match-Up
This Christmas Middle Sound Match-Up activity is a fun, hands-on way for students to learn vowel sounds.
This center is an excellent way to help our emerging readers learn by doing. This Christmas themed printable is ideal for Preschool, Kindergarten and First Grade classrooms.
It works great with literacy stations, independent work, or in small review groups. Depending on your students’ abilities, it can be used as a review for students who may need more support or a challenge for more advanced students.
Inside You’ll Find:
- 10 sheets of Christmas trees covering short and long vowel sounds such as: short a, shore e, short i, long a, long e, long i, etc.
- 20 sheets of Christmas lights, each with 6 different pictures.
- This resource also comes in black and white to save on ink, so it comes with 60 pages total.
Getting the Christmas Middle Sound Match-Up Ready
This match-up is simple and easy to prep. After you purchase the match-up and download it, you’ll print it out (color or black and white) and cut the pieces out.
These activities don’t take up a lot of space and are easy to store. 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.
Here’s how I keep my Language Arts materials organized throughout the year.
Using the Christmas Short Vowel and Long Vowel Match-Up
Students will choose a tree with a middle vowel sound to match up all six matching Christmas lights on the tree to complete the activity.
They will then sort through all of the Christmas lights with pictures looking for the ones that have the matching middle sound. You may want to have your students work in small groups the first time they try to complete the Christmas Lights Middle Sounds Match-Up.
Once their Christmas tree is filled with Christmas lights with matching middle sound pictures, they can move on to a new middle sound and start again.
Another way you can differentiate this activity is to have all of the Christmas trees laid out on a table or the floor. Students will then sort through all of the Christmas lights and match each one to the correct Christmas tree.
You can simplify the activity by providing your students who need more support with only two of the Christmas trees and the matching Christmas lights at one time and by starting with the short vowel sounds only.
Once they’ve mastered those, you can slowly add in more Christmas trees and more Christmas lights.
If students do this activity on their own or in a group they will have an absolute blast!
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