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Ocean Animal Beginning Sound Clip Cards

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Learning about ocean animals is always fun, especially as it nears summer and we have the beach on our minds! We have been having a blast learning the names of our favorite ocean animals so I decided to add some ocean-themed learning fun to our centers with these free Ocean Animal Beginning Sound Clip Cards!

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

Practice identifying letter sounds and ocean animal names with these fun and free Ocean Animal Beginning Sound Clip Cards!

Ocean Animal Beginning Sound Clip Cards

We love clip cards because not only are they fun, but they work fine motor skills too by strengthening kids’ writing muscles while they open and close the clothespins.

My kids use clip cards all the time, so they know exactly what to do. We have been pairing these with our Ocean Animal Count and Clip Cards during math time, and they love to see the familiar ocean creatures!

Prep the clip cards, put them in a small basket, and add them to your centers with some clothespins.

How to Play

Start by printing the ocean animal clip cards, laminating them, and then cutting them apart. Laminating them helps to be sure that the cards last longer and don’t bend as kids clip the letters.

To play, we first grab a card and name the animal shown. These are drawn representations, but students are still able to easily identify the animals.

You can always go through the cards first and say the names together to be sure the kids know them before trying to identify the beginning sound.

Students will say the name of the ocean animal and clip the beginning letter sound.

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After we pick a card and say the name of the animal, we repeat it, clearly stating the first sound we hear. Then we clip the matching letter on the card.

When we come to “shark,” we have to think carefully, because /sh/ is a digraph and is represented by two letters. The same thing for /wh/ in “whale.”

The clip cards have fun and colorful pictures of ocean animals on them for students to name.

Your kids will love working on animal names and beginning sounds with these super fun clothespin clip cards!

Grab Your FREE Copy

Ready to work on beginning sounds with a fun ocean theme? Get your free copy of the Ocean Animal Beginning Sound Clip Cards by clicking the large, yellow download button at the end of the post!

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More Ocean-Themed Fun

Scroll down for even more fun ocean-themed ideas from some amazing kid bloggers!

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Ocean Animal Count and Clip Cards // The Kindergarten Connection

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