funny frame

Funny Frame
Target text


Recognize and produce the /f/ sound in a series of words that all begin with /f/

Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • frame
  • funny
  • fit
  • fruit
  • feather
  • foot


  • Large frame (whiteboard with a frame drawn on it)
  • Ff graphic 
  • Picture cards 

State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will fill a funny frame as they listen for things that start with the /f/ sound, such as fit, fruit, fairy, and foot.

Literacy Activities
Filling a funny frame

  • Choose a child to tape or glue the Ff page inside the funny frame, explaining that the letter F makes the /f/ sound, and have the children make the /f/ sound with you.
  • Go through the stack of picture cards with the children, inviting them to emphasize the /f/ sound and identify each picture by saying, "/f/ /f/ /f/ ___ (e.g., fish)."
  • Have the children choose one of the picture cards to stick in the funny frame.
  • Say together, “A ___ (e.g., fish) fits in our funny frame.”
  • Repeat with the rest of the picture cards or until the funny frame is full.

More Practice
Recognize and produce the target sound

  • Have the children tell you all of the things they put in the funny frame as you write them on a whiteboard or chart paper.
  • Use the words from the list to say in the sentence, “We fit a ___ (e.g., frog) in the funny frame.”
  • Say the sentence with the children and have them touch a finger to their forehead every time they hear a word that begins with the /f/ sound.
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