"'A' is for apple" is surely ingrained in most kids' minds. This worksheet offers good practice with identifying the short "A" sound in other words. It presents kids with a set of pictures – some with the short "A" sound, and some without. Kids say the word for each picture, then circle the pictures that have the short "A" sound. Then they can write their own short "A" word on the lines provided at the bottom of the page. Learning short vowel sounds is one of the first steps in phonics instruction.