Here's a free packet of 20 half-page word ladders featuring short vowels! I use these pages in literacy centers and learning journals. Students add initial sounds to short vowel word families to form new words. Just print, copy, and cut in half! Word Ladders - Long Vowels is also available at my store.
Love, love, love. Fun math idea for all levels. Could also make a counting variation for preschoolers/early kindergarten (put 'x' number of beans or pony beads into envelope and "deliver" it to the correct basket).