Remember to do this this year, put words with kids' speech sounds on milk caps and then place a prize (i.e.: M) under a couple of the words. Kids say the word that is on the milk cap they want to lift up. - For vowel contexts to facilitate success?
Grab an empty milk jug, scissor, permanent marker, and some bottle caps; it's time to practice nouns and verbs with Word-Eating Whale! Stop by Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational for instructions. (can start with letters/numbers)(might be funny to make her throw it into the whale's mouth and make sound of the letter when the whale "eats" it)