To play, students grab a pattern board and a tub of pattern blocks. Then, they take turns trying to cover up all of the spaces on their pattern picture with blocks. To cover a space, a student has to say the word on the space AND use it in a sentence correctly. If they can do those two things, they can cover the space. The first kiddo to cover their entire picture wins.
Literacy From A to Z! 130 Pages of Alphabet Activities
Learn about short vowel sounds with this fun musical lesson on the sounds of the short a e i o and u from Learning Games For Kids, ad play the accompanying game! - http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/spelling_games/short-vowel-games/all-short-vowels/short-vowel-game.html
Write sight words on bubble wrap. When they say the word correctly, they get to pop the bubble. Also is a good occupational therapy (finger strengthening). Could use as motivation: they write the letter and get to pop the corresponding bubble!