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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!
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!
How to Play
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.
RELATED RESOURCE: Emergent Readers – Alphabet Collection
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.”
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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