I held up the pictures and called on a student to name the picture and clap while saying the word to tell how many syllables the word had and then added it under the elf with that number. They do the same for the recording sheet and color in the elves to show how many syllables are in the word.
Students match the picture each elf is holding with the letter that it begins with. For the recording sheet, I just have them turn over an elf card and say the picture name and write the beginning letter sound.
Students count the candy on each card and match it to the elf with that number then record it in the correct spot on the recording sheet.
Students line the elves up in number order 1-10, 11-20, or 1-20.