Math manipulatives aren't just for math anymore! (I have to give a shout out to my co-teacher, Joy, for starting the craze!) They work quite well as pieces for reading center activities. As you can see in the picture, I used Unifix cubes to make this center activity. They hold the letters to create a picture to beginning sound match. I purchased a set of foam cubes at Dollar Tree today. I plan on using those to make the other sets.
There are several activities in this set: letter to beginning sound match, upper- to lowercase match, and 5 CVC sets (one for each of the vowels). They are soooo easy to assemble! Just print, laminate, cut, and tape to the cubes and you have an easy yet effective center activity. Plus, the CVC sets have lines for students to write each word they spelled.
You can download this FREEBIE set by clicking on the picture below. I hope your students enjoy them!