This is a fun product that can be used in groups or individually. All the vowels are have green leaves to help children visually see those letters are different. The Y is in both colours because both a vowel and consonant.
Level 1: Place them in a pile and have child(ren) pick one up at a time and say the letter. This is a great way to practice letter recognition.
Level 2: Place them in a pile and have child(ren) pick a leaf say the letter and make it's sound. This activity strengthens skills needed for reading.
Level 3: Place them in a pile and have child(ren) pick a leaf say the letter, make it's sound, then give a word that starts with that sound/letter. This shows further understanding of the alphabet, sounds and beginner reading skills.
For more variety you can scatter them around the table or ground and ask children to find a specific letter, then make it sound. The little rhyme included with this product is perfect for playing with a small group of children. As the children take their turns the rest of the group can recite in unison - Leaves falling on the ground. Pick a leaf and say it's sound.