Sound Hound Sounding Out Words Activity: Play Sound Hound to practice sounding out words with three sounds (3-4 letter words). You will need a sound mat, picture cards, and letter dog bones to play. Place a picture card in the doghouse. Either say the word aloud to yourself or have a partner say the word for you. Listen to the letters/sounds that you hear in the word. Use the letter bones to spell out the word. Place a bone in each dog bowl to spell the word. After all dog bowls are filled, blend the sounds together and say the word aloud.
To check your answers, find the same number on the answer sheet that is on the picture card. If you spelled the word correctly, you may keep the card. If it is incorrect, place the card at the bottom of the picture card pile. For even more fun, play against a partner and race until all picture cards have been played. The player who spelled the most words correctly is the winner!