Short vowels: "Shake it" short vowel sounds song. get those kinesthetic learners learning and moving. While students sing the song, they shake the body part that goes with the vowel. There are also pictures included for visual learners.
I do Paint Chip Poetry, but I have kids use the names of the colors to integrate into their poems. This looks like fun -- I'll have to try it! Have kids draw them from a hat. They could practice descriptive writing using the color they draw.