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Vowel Puzzles Printable Activities

Looking for a fun activity to help kids practice vowels? These free Vowel Printables help kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders work on short vowel and long vowels while having fun putting together vowel puzzles. This vowel activities will have your children having fun sorting pictures by their long and short vowel sounds.

Looking for a fun activity to help kids practice vowels? These free Vowel Printables help kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders work on short vowel and long vowels while having fun putting together vowel puzzles. This vowel activities will have your children having fun sorting pictures by their long and short vowel sounds.

Vowels Puzzles

Make learning to identify short vowels and long vowels in words FUN with this hands on literacy activity for kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students. This vowel printable is a hands-on vowel activities for differentiating Short and Long Vowel sounds. The pack includes 30 vowel puzzles, covering all five short vowels  (short a, short e, short i, short o, short u) and all five long vowels (long a, long e, long i, long o, long u).

Each short and long vowel has three different puzzles for students to match.

Vowel Printables

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> Download <<. The long and short vowel picture sort printable pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.


Vowel activities

It is recommended that you print these on cardstock and laminate prior to use. This will allow you to reuse this printable year after year! Next cut out each puzzle. I always find it easiest to use a paper cutter to cut out all 30 puzzles first and then go back and cut the puzzles out with scissors.

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Short vowel games

Students will start this activity by placing all of the puzzles pieces on the floor or table. A student will first choose a long or short vowel puzzle piece. This student chose a “Long U” puzzle piece.

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Vowel activities for kindergarten

Next, the student sorted through all of the puzzle pieces looking for a picture puzzle piece that had a “Long I”. Once they put the pieces together, the puzzle piece is done.

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Teaching Vowels Activities

As they complete each puzzle, they will set it to the side so that they have enough room to complete the remaining puzzles.

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Long Vowel Games

They will continue to follow these steps until all puzzles are complete!

Differentiating Short and Long Vowel Puzzles

If you think that your students would be overwhelmed with all 60 puzzle pieces at once, start small. You can give them only one long vowel and short vowel option, instead of three. You can also break it up by having students sort through only short vowels or long vowels. As they master those, you can slowly add in more.

Short Vowel Board Game FREE Missing Vowels Clip Cards - Help kids fill in the missing letters and practice phonics with Missing Vowels Clip Cards - a fun, hands-on learning activity for prek & kindergartners.

Vowels Printables

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CVC Middle Sounds Clip Cards CVC word Puzzles free printable FREE Crack the Code Printables - CVC Words Make reading and spelling fun with these free printable Crack the Code Printables where pre k, kindergarten, and grade 1 students will practice listening for beginning sounds to solve the case!

FREE CVC Words Printables

FREE Addition Tic Tac Toe Free Printable Addition Mini Book

1st grade worksheets

Looking for more fun and free first grade math resources? You will love these FREE printables for 1st grade math:

3000+ FREE First Grade Worksheets - kids will have fun learning and practicing 1st grade math, english, alphabet letters, sight words, cvc words, addition, subtraction, blends, digraphs, place value, rhyming, place value, history worksheets, science, worksheets and mroe with these free educational printables for grade 1. Perfect for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers #grade1 #1stgrade #firstgrade #firstgradeworksheets #homeschoolingforfree 100 Books for 1st Graders to Read on their own (arranged by reading level) - includes FREE printable book list to print and take to the library and use as book mark. lots of great choices of printable and books!!! Perfect for summer reading and year round first grade book list! #1stgrade #firstgrade #booklists Help kids learn about what is under their skin with this fun, interactive, and hands on human body project for kids from toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. This can be a simple life size human body project or use our free printable templates to add bones of the body, organ templates, and more. This engaging science project is EASY and LOW PREP too. 

First Grade Printables

If you have a 1st grader and you are looking for more fun, hands on grade 1 worksheets, games and activities to make learning fun – you will love these resources!

FREE Telling Time Puzzles - super cute math game to help kindergarten and first grade students learn to tell time with a clock game for kids! #mathgames #kindergarten #kindergartenmath #1stgrade #grade1math Turn practicing addition into a fun activity as children get to become detectives with these free printable Addition Crack the Code Worksheets. These are perfect for kindergarten and first grade students working on addition within 20.

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com


  • Hi Beth,
    Thank you for these awesome resources. I am trying to print the vowel puzzles and the mitten blend puzzles, but they are password protected. I am sending them to Staples because they can laminate them. Is there anyway I can get a password for the pdf’s.

    Thank you!

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