This simple folder activity can be used for sound blending and also for deleting.
Point to the initial consonant such as "c" then the ask the children, "what sound does this make?" Then ask the children to add it to the rime ending is, such as "ap" and blend them together to make target word "cap". The initial consonant is removable to show in isolation first, then moved over when blended together to make the target word. This could also be used to do the reverse asking, "What is cat without /k/?"
Created by Karen Whisenhunt Saar, graduate of the Lamar University speech-language pathology program.