Vest with Vs


Recognize and/or produce the /v/ sound in a series of words that all begin with /v/.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • vest
  • van
  • velcro


  • Vest (a real one or one made from a paper grocery bag) or vest graphic (see below)
  • Velcro (several pieces attached to the vest)
  • V picture cards (see below) with Velcro attached to the back of them

State and model the objective
Tell the children they will be putting things that start with the letter V on a very cool vest as they listen for words beginning with the /v/ sound.

Practice the skill within an activity
Put very cool things on the vest

  • Invite a child to put on the vest.
  • Invite other children, one at a time, to pick up a picture card, identify it, and put in on the V vest.
  • When all the pictures are on the vest, take them off and repeat with a different child wearing the V vest.

Apply the skill
Repeat words with the target letter

  • Go through the picture cards one by one, having the children repeat, “We put a ___ (van) on our V vest!”
  • Give each child a blank picture of a vest, and have him or her color pictures of V things on his or her vest.


SEEL At Home

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Recognize and/or produce the /v/ sound in a series of words that all begin with /v/, such as vest, Velcro, van, volcano, vegetables, and vase. 


  • Vest graphic and V picture cards (see below)
  • V items
  • Crayons

Activity: V Vest

  • One by one,  help your child identify the V picture cards (see below).
  • Have your child place the picture cards on the V vest graphic (see below) while saying, "___ can go on my V vest!"
  • Walk through the house with your child, looking for more V things to put on his or her V vest.
  • After you have gathered more /v/ items, have your child draw pictures of them on the back of the V vest graphic or a separate piece of paper.
  • Send your child's picture of his or her V vest to school to share with a teacher or friend.V Picture Cards
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