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Practice “ou Sound Words” with 2 FREE Printable Games

If your first grader is working on learning ou words, you will love this free printable game working on ou sound words.  This printable feautres 2 fun games to play as grade 1 students our working on ou words phonics. Simply print the pages and follow the directiosn below to play and learn words with ou in them.

If your first grader is working on learning ou words, you will love this free printable game working on ou sound words.  This printable feautres 2 fun games to play as grade 1 students our working on ou words phonics. Simply print the pages and follow the directiosn below to play and learn words with ou in them. 

ou Sound Words

These “ou” cards can be used in many different ways and all of them help your little ones practice reading words with “ou”, like you and group.  I think one of the hardest things about vowel teams is that the same two letters can make different sounds. And that is what we are facing today as my little one begins working on the letters “ou”. Now we have already learned a sound associated with these letters. In the not-so-distant past, we had learned that the “ou” makes the “ow” sound like in couch or mouse. But today, we will see that it makes a totally different sound than we can find in words like youth and through. And I definitely wanted to practice this in a fun way.

ou Words

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> __________ <<. The ou game pdf file will open in a new window for you to save your freebie. Now print off  the no-prep cvc worksheets! These worksheets come in black and white.

ou Words

ou words list

The ou words in this activity include: soup, croup, group, you, youth, wound, toucan, routine, crouton, coupon, cougar, goulash, through, acoustic, caribou, boulevard, barracouta, and courier.

ou words phonics

With just a little prep work, you will have a set of “ou” cards that can be used in numerous ways.

1. First, print off the cards. If you want, you can print a fun colorful back on the cards, by printing on both sides.

2. Next, cut out the cards, and laminate if desired.

3. Now, you are ready to go.

ou words phonics

Words with Ou in them

ou Words Memory Game

This is a quick fun game that really gives our little ones a chance to read these “ou” words numerous times and work on their memory skills at the same time.

Simply, place all the cards on the table face down. Then have your students flip the cards over two at a time. They must read both the cards they flipped over. If they match, they get to keep them and flip over two more cards. If they don’t match, they turn them over and it is the next player’s turn. The person with the most cards at the end of the game wins.

Practice the vowel team ou with this free printable game working on words with the ou sound. Includes 2 FREE games for first graders!

ou Sound Words Go Fish Game

In this game, the object is still to make pairs. Pass out four cards to two players, and place the rest face down in between them. If the players have a pair, they may go ahead and place them down on the table, making sure they read the words they are laying down. Then player one will ask player two if they have a certain card.

“Do you have “youth”?”

If player two does, then the player would respond, “Yes, I do.” And will give that card to player one.

If player two does not, then the player would respond, “Go Fish.” Player one will then draw a card from the pile. If player one draws a card that matches another word in their hand, he/she can lay down the cards and read the word aloud. If there are no matches then it is the player’s two turns.

This continues until one player is able to get rid of all the cards in their hand.

I hope these two simple games with the “ou” cards will help your little ones enjoy learning this new vowel team.

 

Vowel Puzzles 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. These super cute sliders are a fun, effecitve way for first grade and 2nd grade students to learn irregular vowels. Children will have fun with this clever irregular verb activity and parents will love all the irregular verbs practice. Simply print pdf file with irregular verb game and you are ready to play and learn long o followed by ld, lt, and st as well as long o followed by nd and ld.

Vowels Printables

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Blends Activity

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Phonics Activities

words that have ou in them

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Rachel is a homeschool mom to four little ones, ages 2 to 6. She is a former public elementary teacher, and has recently began blogging at her page You’ve Got This.

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