When learning our alphabet, we work hard not only on learning the names of letters, but on learning the sounds they make as well. These beginning sound puzzles are an engaging activity to make learning letter sounds fun!
Pair them up with our beginning sounds printable pack for even more learning!
Beginning Sound Puzzles
These puzzles are a piece of cake to prepare. Simple print, laminate, and cut apart on the solid lines and you are ready to go!
I typically introduce puzzles and games in a small group, and then when my kids understand how the activity works, I add it into our literacy time choices for independent practice.
You may want to print multiple copies of the puzzles, depending on if you are using them at home or in the classroom.
One thing I love to do is have my group first put the letter cards in alphabetical order. This is great practice for reviewing the ABC’s.
We spread them out on the table or floor from Aa-Zz, and then place the picture cards in a stacked pile.
Then, when we grab a picture card, we work together to find its match. When we picked up a hamburger we said, “hamburger, /h/, /h/, hamburger” to focus on the beginning sound.
Once we decided that would be an h, we used our alphabetical order skills to find h in our row (sometimes we point and sing the ABC’s to help us along!) We kept playing until all of the cards had been matched up.
You could also make these puzzles self-correcting by printing on cardstock (so they aren’t see-through) and writing the correct letter on the back of each picture. Then kids can complete the puzzles and check their work!
Grab Your Set
Ready to work on those beginning sounds? Grab your copy of the beginning sound puzzles by clicking the yellow button below!
Then, for more fun with beginning sounds, grab our beginning digraph sort!
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