Short Vowel Word Game

“The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you’ll go.”
~ Dr. Seuss

Short Vowel Word Game

As many of you know Livvy is learning how to read ๐Ÿ™‚ We started to use a well known book to teach her to read, but alas Livvy found it boring and runs a mile at the mere sight of it! ย So I have been on the hunt for a fun and more hands on approach to this learning ย to read malarky, we already have our “apple tree” that we use but I don’t just want to use one thing, I want to make it as fun as possible so that Livvy (fingers crossed!) becomes passionate about reading ๐Ÿ™‚

I stumbled upon this wonderful way to construct simple words using vowel formation such as “at”, “”og” and “en” and then placing a different letter front our “vowels” to create a word.

Short Vowel Word Game

What I think is lovely about this creation is that Livvy has helped construct the game, she lovingly colored in the “house” and decorated it, we have looked at the “words” that we needed to make the game and lastly Livvy helped to create the pockets for the words/letters to be kept in – team work all the way ๐Ÿ™‚

What You Need

Large piece of thick paper/card

Paper to print words/letters onto

Pens and pencils


Laminator/Sticky Back Plastic


Paper Bag

How To Make

  1. Firstly draw the outline of a house on the large sheet of paper
  2. Next get your little one to color the picture as he/she wants…this can be a elaborate as your little one wants ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. Print out you words/letters, laminate and cut to size
  4. Next laminate thick card, cut into a rectangular shape so that you can stick onto the “house”, before you stick it on fold it in half to make a shelf for your words to sit on
  5. Take a ย couple of paper bags and cut size so that your vowel words can fit into one and your letters can fit into the other
  6. Hang it in your “school room”, kitchen ( like us!), bedroom, lounge, wherever you want and have fun making words!

This really is so versatile, your little learner can simply construct his/her words, can copy the words into their note books and draw picture next to each one, make simple sentences using your apples from your apple tree. ย The most important thing is to have fun!

short vowel word game

Just to make things super easy for you I have created a PDF file for you that you can click to print out the words that we have used ๐Ÿ™‚ย short vowel words


I found this little gemย purelyย by chance! Below is the link to the original blog….


6 responses to “Short Vowel Word Game

  1. I take my hat off to you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Finding this alternative way to engage Livvy into reading is inspirational & so much more fun for her! Great team work guys ๐Ÿ™‚

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