Alphabet Magnet Beginning Sounds Activity

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Tackling letters and sounds is a big job, so we always try to keep it as fun as possible with hands-on activities and manipulatives. One of my favorite manipulatives to use in literacy centers are alphabet magnets. There are just so many possibilities for them! This free Alphabet Magnet Beginning Sounds Activity is great for Pre-K, Kindergarten, or early 1st graders who are working on isolating beginning sounds in words!

*Pair with our Beginning Sound Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!

This free Alphabet Magnet Beginning Sounds Activity is great for Pre-K, Kindergarten, or early 1st graders who are working on letter sounds!

Alphabet Magnet Beginning Sounds Activity

This center is so simple to prep – just print out the beginning sound cards (download below) and laminate them. I like to print on cardstock for extra sturdiness.

Add some alphabet magnets (I love these magnets that are color coded for consonants and vowels) and you are ready to play!

One way to simplify this beginning sounds activity for your kids is to put only one magnet for each card out as a choice. For instance, only 26 magnets and 26 cards so that every card has a matching letter.

You can, of course, build up and have them really digging through more magnets for a challenge, but as we start out, this seems to work well.

Print, laminate, and cut the beginning sound activity cards and grab some alphabet magnets.

How to Play

To play, students pick a card and say the picture name. They don’t have to be able to read the rest of the word on the card, but it is there so that when they add the magnet, they can see, “Hey! This makes a word!”

After they know which beginning sound they are looking for, they find that letter in the magnet pile and put it in the square box on the card.

You could even have them play on a cookie sheet to really have the magnets stick!

Have your students play this beginning sounds activity on a cookie sheet for some additional magnetic fun.

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Even More Magnet Letter Fun

Do you love magnetic letters as much as I do? Then you will love this list of magnetic letter activities from some of my favorite kid bloggers! Check out all the ideas below!

Even More Magnet Letter Fun

Magnetic Letter Name Search Sensory Bin // Powerful Mothering

Elkonin Sound Boxes // Playdough to Plato

Self-correcting Magnetic Word Work // Differentiated Kindergarten

Alphabet Magnet Beginning Sounds Activity // The Kindergarten Connection

Pull and Trace Alphabet Magnets // The Kindergarten Connection

Magnetic Letters Sequencing Cards // Sara J Creations

Secret Code Seasonal Words // Mom Inspired Life

Editable Sight Word Mats // Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station

Letter Identification Alphabet Train // Stay at Home Educator

Sorting Magnetic Letters // Fun-A-Day

Magnetic Letters: From Beginning Sounds to CVC Words // Liz’s Early Learning Spot

Magnetic Letters Nouns Game // Teach Me Mommy

CVC Word Spinners // Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten

Magnetic Letters Center for All Year // The Simplified Classroom

(Not Shown) Seek and Find Magnetic Letter Matching Game // Schooling A Monkey

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  1. Hi there I clicked the yellow button and downloaded this specific beginning sounds activity. But when downloaded I got a different magnetic lesson.

    1. Hi there!

      Thanks for letting us know! The issue has been fixed. Try again and you will get the correct activity. Have a great day! 🙂

  2. How do I download this particular lesson? I clicked the yellow download button and got a different magnetic letter matching lesson.

    1. Hi there,

      Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention! The issue has been fixed. Please download the activity again and you will be emailed the correct beginning sounds activity. Have a great week! 🙂

    1. Hi Denise! It’s our pleasure! We really enjoy the work we do here. We are happy to hear you’re enjoying it. Thanks again for the sweet compliment!

  3. Lovely ideas. I seemed to overlook where to buy the blue magnetic letters? Upper case and lower case. Need some badly. Thank you. Anne

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