In Pre-K and Kindergarten we work hard learning the letters of the alphabet and we really want to become great readers! We begin by mastery of letter recognition and also working on letter sounds! Finding fun, effective early literacy activities can be a challenge, but not today! I’m excited to share with you these Beginning Sound Activities and Centers! Your students will practice beginning sounds with a variety of engaging, hands-on activities!
Beginning Sound Activities and Centers
These activities are suitable for Pre-K and Kindergarten students. You can use them in small groups, centers, or for partner work!
Our Beginning Sound Activities and Centers aren’t themed for a specific holiday so that means you can use them ALL YEAR! That’s right…you choose when to use them!
Here’s a peek at some of the awesome activities you’ll get!
Bubble Gum Match
Choose a gumball beginning sound picture card and match it with its matching gumball machine letter.
You can place this in a center and have students only working on a few letter sounds at a time.
Children can work with a partner and place the beginning sound gumball picture cards in a drawstring bag and take turns choosing a card and placing them by the correct beginning sound gumball machine.
Use magnets or letter tiles to place on top of the pictures by identifying their beginning sounds.
Place the Magnet Match mat on top of a cookie sheet to ensure that the letters stick. This adds an extra layer of fun for the kids!
This activity is perfect for a center activity. We like that it also works fine motor muscles too!
Pop! That Sound!
Children will work independently or in pairs to cover up the pictures that match the beginning sound of the letter on the popcorn bowl.
Give children some popcorn to “cover up” the beginning sound pictures or use a small manipulative if you’d rather not use a food item.
Partners can work together or turn it into a race! They can see who can cover their popcorn cards first!
Students will work alone or with a partner to trace letters of the alphabet that match the beginning sound cookies!
This activity is perfect as a center activity. Place a drawstring bag or basket in the center.
Children will pull out a beginning sound cookie picture card, and say the name of the picture and also what sound the picture begins with.
Using a crayon, colored pencil, or marker, students will then trace the letter that the beginning sound card matches.
What Else is Included?
- Beginning Sound Bubble Matching Picture Cards
- Magnet, Letter Tile, or Dry Erase Picture Cards
- Peanut Butter & Jelly Beginning Sound Match
- Pocket Chart Sorts
- Stamp It Beginning Sound Mats
- Beginning Sound Puzzles
- Beginning Sound Dominoes
- Mini Books from Aa-Zz
- Beginning Sound Trace and Color from Aa-Zz
- Beginning Sound Clip Cards
Plus, each printable comes in black and white as well, in case you don’t want to use up colored ink!
Your kids will have a blast practicing beginning sounds with these activities!
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