Short I Worksheets

Add a smidgen of fun to your phonics instruction with our free, printable short "i" worksheets. Learning to distinguish the short "i" sound is crucial for children to give their reading gusto. The vowel "i" makes two sounds, and the short "i" sound is the sound that "i" makes in "kid", "sip", and "fig". Our short "i" worksheet pdfs are driven by the fact that differentiating between the two types of "i", as in "lick" and "like" for example, is very important and seek, by means of amazing, colorful activities and exercises, to alleviate children's pain while learning the short "i".

These worksheets are appropriate for children in grade 1 and grade 2.

CCSS: RF.1.2.A

Matching Pictures to Their Short I Names & Tracing

Help solidify and reinforce the short "i" sound for the phonemic go-getters with this great resource from our short "i" exercises! Let them observe the pictures and the short "i" words, find which word names which picture, and match accordingly.

Matching Pictures to Their Short I Names & Tracing

Coloring Words with a Short I Sound

Distinguish between "pin" and "pine", and beat into your head the fact that while the first word has a short "i" sound, the second doesn't. Accomplish this task by identifying and coloring each fish that is caught while having a short "i" word on it.

Coloring Words with a Short I Sound

Circling Pictures Whose Names Contain a Short I Sound

Switch gears between identifying and circling in this part of our short "i" worksheets for 1st grade and 2nd grade. Read the names, some having the short "i" and some not, of the pictures. Circle those that are pronounced with a short "i" sound.

Circling Pictures Whose Names Contain a Short I Sound

Completing Sentences with Short I Words from the Box

Decipher lots of new words that instantly draw the young crowd with their short "i" sound in this pdf. Don't stop at reading this generous list of words, but go ahead and show your smarts by completing each sentence with an appropriate short "i" word.

Completing Sentences with Short I Words from the Box

Coloring Seashells with Short I Words

Celebrate the short "i" sound with this printable short "i" worksheet for grade 1 and grade 2. Lying all over the page are seashells with words that contain the short "i" and words that don't. Identify and color the shells that have words with short i sound.

Coloring Seashells with Short I Words