When I started at this school about a year ago, these little sheets were hanging on the board, but they had more outdated pictures. I really liked what I saw, and better yet, they really worked for me, but I knew I wanted to update the pictures for this new school year! I'll show you how I use them in therapy.
I use these Silly Syllable sheets with my preschoolers who are working on combining one consonant sound one vowel sound. You could also use these sheets to combine multiple syllables.
The first one (and the one I most commonly use) is the initial sound + vowel sheet. Many of my preschoolers are working on mastering the initial sounds (especially /k/). Most of my students love using this sheet. We simply go around in a circle starting with "hay". I will instruct the student to place his or her finger on the blue dot which is now his/her coughing (/k/) sound. The student is instructed to say "kay", "key", "kigh", "koe", "koo", and "kow". We go around in a circle a few times until he or she is able to do this with ease. Then we work into multiple syllables. I will instruct the student to then say "kay key", "key kigh", "kigh koe", "koe koo", "koo kow", "kow kay", etc. Does that make sense?
Once I know the student can do 1-2 syllable words with ease, then he and she is ready to move onto CVC words. You could continue to use this sheet for CVC words by sliding a finger from the target sound, to the hay sound, and back to the middle. That would produce the word "kake". Or you could move on to using articulation cards.
The second sheet is the same thing as the first sheet but focuses on final sounds. Many of my students are also working on mastering final sounds. You would do the same thing as above, but instruct the student to place his/her finger on the first picture (hay) and slide the finger to the red dot each time. He or she should produce the following (if /k/ is the target consonant): "hake", "heek", "hike", "hoke", "hooke", "howk".
You could also use this sheet to produce multiple syllable words just like you would use the first sheet. It is more difficult with the consonant in the final position, but it is manageable.
I simply printed these sheets, put some colored construction paper behind them, and laminated them. Now I have them hanging on my dry erase board for daily use!
Download these two sheets here for free: Silly Syllables Sheets