Your child will match two pictures or objects that have the same ending sounds.
pictures of common words that end with consonant blends (two letters that you blend together when you say the word, like at the end of the words desk and mask)
Begin by telling your child that they are going to play a memory game. Lay out all of the picture cards so that your child can see them. Invite your child to read each word with you. Then shuffle the cards and turn them face down in rows of four or five. Explain how to play by saying, “We are going to play a memory game! In this game, you will flip over a card and read the word at the top. Then you’ll flip over another card and read the word. If the two words end with the same sounds, you get to keep the cards! If they don’t end with the same sounds, you’ll turn them back over and try to remember where they are for your next turn. Whoever gets the most matches wins the game!”
Take the first turn to show your child how to play. For both cards, read the word and emphasize the blended letters at the end. Tell your child whether they end in the same sounds. Then it’s your child’s turn! If your child matches correctly, have them say the sounds at the end of the words and keep the cards. Take turns playing this game until you make all matches.