I am thinking of creating what I will call "Phonics Friends". There will be a poster for each short and long vowel sound. There will also be some other things to go along with each vowel poster. Here is one I created for long a. She is called Long A Kate. The star with an e on it is the "magic e" that, as I tell my kids, pinches the vowel and makes it say its name.
What do you think?