Lesson Plan Title : Busy Bee Vowels

Age Range: Kindergarten through Grade 2 (Elementary Level)

Overview and Purpose : By participating in the following activity, students will begin to recognize the letters that make the short vowel sounds they have been hearing and saying in class.

Objective: The student will be able to match the picture with the correct short vowel sound.


Bees with pictures of words that have short vowels

Bee hives with a vowel written on each one


Ahead of time, put Velcro on the back of the bees and on the hives. Tape the hives to the white board. Let each student choose a picture. Have them come up to the board, name the picture, and place the bee on the hive that has the correct short vowel sound.


Talk about the activity with your students. What other words do they know that have a short vowel sound? Make a list of the names of everyday household items with a short vowel sound. Send the list home with your students, so they can go on a "scavenger hunt" at home!