This page contains a range of vowel worksheets to help your child memorize and learn vowels.
What are Vowels?
The letters A, E, I, O and U are defined as vowels. Vowels are different to consonants in that they are pronounced with an open mouth.
Learning to recognize the sounds that vowels make is critical to the success of your child learning to read. Vowels make up 38% of all letters used in writing and are present in nearly every word in the english language.
The letter e is the most common vowel and letter of the alphabet, occurring 12.7% of the time in written language. The next most common letter is t followed by the vowels a, o and i. The letter u is the 13th most common letter of the alphabet and the least common vowel.
Vowel Worksheets by Letter
The following vowel worksheets have been prepared to help your child learn to recognize the vowel sound within words. Your child might not be able to correctly identify the pictures shown.
For example, some children may take the fox to be a dog. Make sure you help your child identify the images or otherwise credit them for the words they have used to solve the worksheets.
Have your child circle the pictures with an ‘a’ sound.
The correct answers are map, cat, bat, bag and hat.
Have your child circle the pictures with an ‘e’ sound.
The correct answers are bell, bed, peg, leg and pen.
Have your child circle the pictures with an ‘i’ sound.
The correct answers are pig, fish, lips, brick and tick.
Have your child circle the pictures with an ‘o’ sound.
The correct answers are fox, frog, dog, clock, box.
Have your child circle the pictures with an ‘u’ sound.
The correct answers are bus, duck, turtle, jug and sun.
Vowel Sounds Worksheets
The following worksheets are a variation where your child will need to circle the vowel sound they hear for each word.
The following combined worksheet contains the examples above combiend into one worksheet.
Letter Worksheets – find a summary of the letter worksheets available for use.
Special Letter Worksheets – find 11 worksheets you can use to cover a range of unusual letter sounds that your child will need to learn to recognize.
Beginning Sounds Worksheets – There are twenty worksheets you can use to cover a range of letter blends and digraphs (unique sounds).
Word Beginning Sounds Chart – This chart covers twenty of the most common two letter sounds used to begin words.
Letter Songs – select from our letter songs on the Guruparents YouTube channel.
Alphabet Chart – the alphabet chart consists of all the letters with a picture corresponding to the phonic sound they make. The chart is a great tool to teach the alphabet to your child.
Alphabet Songs – try using these alphabet songs that we’ve compiled that are freely available on youtube.