This free vowel sounds game is designed to give your kindergarten students practice with identifying middle vowel sounds.
You can download this free Vowel Sounds game presented as a PowerPoint by clicking on the bold link at the bottom of this post.
This interactive vowel sounds game focuses on middle vowel sounds in simple words. Since lots of teachers are moving towards classrooms with less paper, these types of resources for computer centers or even whole class participation is a great alternative.
Set up this vowel sounds game on your student computers for morning practice or during literacy centers.
One idea to use this with your whole class is to give your students small white boards and dry erase markers. Display a slide with picture and letter options, give students time to say the word to themselves and write a letter on their dry erase boards to match the vowel sounds they hear. Then begin clicking on answers one by one. Students can self check and get excited as they see that their answers match the correct answers on the PowerPoint presentation.
This game focuses on middle vowel sounds in words. Students look at a picture, think of or say the word aloud and choose the vowel that they hear in the word. Correct answers are praised with a smiley face slide. A click on the words takes the user to the next slide.
Incorrect responses take users to a “Try again.” slide. Clicking on those words will take them back to the original picture to try again.
**IMPORTANT NOTE: In order for the slides to transition correctly, you (or the students) MUST click on the underlined words on the slide as they are the parts that are hyperlinked to the correct answer slide/next slide. Any clicks outside the words will move them to the following slide in the presentation, which may or may not be correct.
To play independently, students need to click on the word “HERE” on the first slide where it says “Click Here to Start”. This will take them to the Directions slide, which will most likely need to be read to them. Keep this fact in mind for independent practice and also remind them of the important note above. You may want to discuss directions and show the class what to do before sending them to their centers.
The game is created so that the final slide is linked to return to the first slide.
You can download this vowel sounds game here:
**Once you have downloaded your game, you will need to open it and click on “Enable Editing” at the top. Then you will need to click on the “Read Only” copy to start the PowerPoint. **
You will need the following KG Font for your game to display correctly: KG Neatly Printed (We have a commercial use license for ourselves, you will just need to download the free version!)
If you have ideas for new skills you would like to see games created for, please share in the comments below or send us a message. We want to make sure the games we are creating will fit what teachers need in the classroom.