Are you all ready for the back to school season? These Back to School Letter Sounds Clip Cards are perfect for working on short vowel sounds as well as initial sounds.
These back to school cards were very easy to prepare and are fun for your kids to play with as well.
Back to School Letter Sounds Clip Cards
I am currently working on letter sounds with my son now that he can identify both upper and lower case letters. True to his very nature, he still refuses worksheets so I decided to stick to what he loves- clip cards.
First, print the cards on either card stock or regular printing paper. Laminate for durability, and then cut the clip cards out with either scissors or a paper trimmer. PS, a paper trimmer is a huge time saver.
Place the clothespins or counters in one basket and the clip cards in another.
Demonstrate what needs to be done so that your student knows what is expected. I slowly said each word pictured and emphasized the beginning sounds.
For example, when I picked up the apple clip card I said “ah-ah-ahpple. What does apple start with? A.” Repeat those sounds with each letter.
Next, I placed the transparent counter (my son is still not a fan of clothespins) on the letter a.
Once he seemed comfortable with what was expected, I then allowed him to work on the rest while I sat beside him.
Tip: if your kids aren’t quite ready for doing this independently, or for Pre-K, write the correct letter in Sharpie directly on the front of the card and turn it into a letter match activity.
This way they are hearing the sound and identifying the letter with support. Then, later, print a set where they identify and clip the letter on their own! 🙂
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