Close this search box.

Phoneme Isolation Activities For Vowel Digraphs

These phoneme isolation activities have a cute farm theme. Your students will love helping the farmers feed their hungry farm animals the correct spelling of short vowel words.


These phoneme isolation activities are the perfect way to teach vowel digraphs.

the 67 vowel digraphs in this resource, your students will practice identifying and isolating their words with vowel teams. Easy to prep, and fun for your students, this is a great resource to teach phonemic awareness foundation in your classroom.

These phoneme isolation activities have a cute farm theme.

Your students will love helping the farmers feed their hungry farm animals the correct spelling of short vowel words. By isolating phonemes in each short vowel words, your students will be able to read and write new words with ease.

long vowel digraphs
words with vowel digraphs

Phoneme isolation is knowing that a word is made up of a sequence of sounds and that the individual sounds in words can be differentiated from one another. Beginning sound isolation activities are a great way to help students develop their phoneme isolation skills. When a student can isolate the sounds in a word, they are on their way to building a strong phonemic foundation.

Included In The Phoneme Isolation Activities:

long vowel digraphs

Each spelling skill has 53 color and B&W printable pages per spelling skill to practice:

• Reading the word.
• Isolating and identifying the sounds in the words.
• Matching pictures to the vowel teams.
• Matching the beginning phoneme (onset) to the end of the word (rime).

Each digital spelling activity has:

• Audio support on every slide.
• Movable words and pictures to match the sounds to the correct word.
• Similar spelling choices to make students think about the whole word.
• Phoneme isolation practice.
• Reward slides to celebrate a job well done.

vowel pairs

How Can I Use ThIs For Phonemic Awareness In My Classroom?

• Print and laminate the puzzle pieces for students to match the onset and the rime of the words. Great to figure out the sounds in each word!

phoneme isolation activities

• Use the picture and word cards as matching games like “Memory” or “Go Fish”

vowel digraphs

• Print the animals with the open mouth and paste them onto a paper bag. Students take turns feeding the correct word or picture card to the animal.

• Hand out a picture card to students to see if they can find a partner with the same beginning, middle, or ending sounds.

phoneme isolation

• Use the cut and paste pages and color by code worksheets as a no-prep way to practice short vowel CVC words.

Vowel Digraphs Included:

ai: train, rain, paint, chain, snail, tail, mail, pail, nail
ay: pay, hay, tray, ray
ea: bead, leaf, seal, bean, sea, wheat
ee: wheat, wheel, treat, steam, bee, tree, screen, knee, jeep, feet, peel peel
y as a vowel: key, turkey, money, bunny, fly, fry, cry, sky
ie: fries, pie, cries, tie
ight: light, night, knight
oa: coat, toast, boat, soap, coal, road, toad, goat
ow: bow, crow, blow, snow
oe: doe, hoe, toe
ue: clue, glue, tissue, blue
ui: suit, fruit, juice

Digital Resources

Each digital platform is different and allows for a different amount of slides and activities. This product has the maximum number of slides allowed based on the platform’s specifications.

Boom Learning is self-checking which saves you time on grading.

Google Seesaw Boom Cards

Google Slides: 38
Boom Learning: 38
Seesaw: 20

The best part? This phonemic awareness activity is so engaging that your students won’t realize how hard they are working to isolate the phonemes in their spelling words! You’ll start seeing an improvement in their identification and isolation of the sounds in their words in no time. This is an easy activity to prep, and you’ll have it for years to come.

Teachers Like You Said:

Mary A. said, “My students loved the card games. It was great to have so many variations and activities.”
Elizabeth T. said, “I loved how many different activities there are in this product to help my students identify sounds! Thank you for a fun resource!”

Standards Covered:

RF.1.2 – Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
RF.1.2a – Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
RF.1.2b – Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
RF.1.2.c – Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
RF.1.3 – Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
RF.1.3b – Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
RF.1.3c – Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.
RF.2.3 – Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
RF.2.3a – Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.
RF.2.3b – Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.
RF.2.3c – Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.

How Do I Access Boom Learning?

To use Boom Cards, you must be connected to the Internet.
Boom Cards play on modern browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge). Apps are available for modern Android, iPads, iPhones, and Kindle Fires. For security and privacy, adults must have a Boom Learning account to use and assign Boom Cards.
You will be able to assign the Boom Cards you are buying with “Fast Pins,” (a form of play that gives instant feedback to students for self-grading Boom Cards). For assignment options that report student progress back to you, you will need to purchase a premium account.
If you are new to Boom Learning, you will be offered a free trial of our premium account. Read here for details:

Customers Review:

Literacy Stations
Library Card


"I am so happy I signed up for the Literacy Stations Library Card! As a first-grade teacher, finding engaging and effective resources for my students can be a challenge, but this membership has been a game-changer."


"The activities are fun, interactive, and align perfectly with the curriculum standards. I love how easy it is to incorporate them into my lesson plans, and my students have improved their spelling skills significantly since we started using these activities."