Now play ‘Sound Pairs’. Have 8 pieces of paper. Write ‘or’ on two pieces of paper,‘ow’ on two pieces of paper, ‘ur’ on two pieces of paper and ‘ai’ on two pieces of paper. Mix them up and turn them over so you cannot see the sound. Take turns with someone at home with you to turn two pieces of paper over. Say the sounds on the paper. If they are the same sound, keep the pieces of paper. If they aren’t the same, remember the sounds on them, and turn them over. Then the next person gets a go. The person with the most pieces of paper at the end of the game is the winner!
Here are some suggested words for this game-
or: for, born, horn
ow: how, brown, bow
ur: fur, turn, curl
ai: pain, paint, sail
There is also a spotting the real and nonsense ur words sheet if you would rather do this activity.