My kindergarten students need to blend cvc words easily before going to first grade. This is an important standard for me to hit and I work on it throughout the year. I am always looking for ways to change it up and make it fun. Right now I think I might have hit a home run with this activiry. I give a card to each student sitting on the carpet and we start with the card that has the word "Sports" on it. When that child reads his card it is placed in a pocket chart and everyone gets a turn. This has become a quick routine and the kids are improving all the time. The boys love these images and are even paying attention. Who knew this theme would be so powerful!