When Bear was little, we used to practice the letter sounds by having our puppet, Dudley the dragon, eat the sounds I called out. I had gotten this idea from Carissa (1+1+1=1) who had Krash and PacMan play a similar game with their alphabet bean bags.
I forgot about Dudley with J-jo until recently when I was looking back on my blog for ideas. However, I came up with another fun way for him to practice identifying the letter sounds. Being a little boy, he likes to be rough and thus the idea of having slap his letters with a fly swatter was born.
I call out a letter sound and he swats it. Simple, yet effective.