Lesson Plan Title : Stand Up or Sit Down

Age Range: Kindergarten through Grade 2 (Elementary Level)

Overview and Purpose : This is a great activity that will not only allow students to practice picking out the vowels and consonants in words, but they also get to move!

Objective: The student will be able to stand up when the letter they are saying is a consonant and sit down when it is a vowel.


White board

Markers for the white board


Write a word on the board and have the students tell whether each letter is a consonant or a vowel and write v or c under the letters. Have the students say the pattern as a class. They should stand up when they say a consonant and sit down when they say a vowel. Start slowly and build to a faster pace.

There are several variations you can use. The boys can stand up when they say the consonants and the girls can stand up and say the vowels, they can yell the consonants and whisper the vowels, or they can face forward when they say the consonants and jump and turn around to face the back wall when they say the vowels.


Extend this lesson by putting the fronts of cereal boxes, toy boxes, or laminated movie titles in the language center. Students can copy the words and label the consonants and vowels with a 'c' or a 'v'.