Beginning Sound Activities and Centers for Pre-K, TK, and Kindergarten


Looking for hands-on and engaging beginning sound activities for your classroom? These are for you!

Designed with Pre-K, Transitional Kindergarten, and Kindergarten in mind, these centers will give you a variety of activities and options for teaching beginning sounds to your students.

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This pack is filled with engaging beginning sound activities for Pre-K, TK, and Kindergarten students that are NOT themed and can be used ANY TIME of year!

***This pack focuses on beginning sounds, and while names of letters are certainly a part of this, you may find our Alphabet Centers helpful for learning the names of letters.


All centers have beginning and ending sound options for the letter Xx!

Beginning Sound Clip Cards – Clip the letter that matches the beginning sound of the picture shown (one set includes the letter written next to the objects for letter matching support).

Beginning Sound Puzzles – Use these puzzles as 3 piece puzzles, or simply remove the middle piece and have 2 piece puzzles for learners who aren’t quite ready for 3!

Beginning Sound Dominoes – Students start at the star and then match up letters and pictures by placing the letter next to its matching picture, creating a long “train” of dominoes.

Pocket Chart Sorts – Use the pieces as a matching game in a pocket chart (or out). There are two sets of matches available to use as a sorting activity as well if your students are up for more of a challenge.

Alphabet Mini-Books – The mini-books are easy to prep and require NO cutting or staples! Just fold in half twice and you have a book ready to go! (26 books, one for each letter Aa-Zz)

Beginning Sound Trace and Color – Trace the letter and color the objects. (26 pages, one for each letter Aa-Zz)

Peanut Butter and Jelly Match (2 levels) – Match up the letters to their beginning sounds by putting the sandwich halves together (one set contains the letter written on both halves for matching support if needed).

Pop! That Sound – Cover the pictures on the popcorn pieces on the mat that begin with the letter on the bucket (26 mats total, one for each letter). ***This is the only activity that contains both long and short sounds for vowels, but you can easily require students to only hunt for the short sounds if you prefer. ***Xx contains beginning and ending sounds.

Gumball Sort – Sort the picture gumballs into their machines by their beginning sounds.

Alpha Crunch – Pick a cookie card and say the picture name. Find and trace its beginning sound (both upper and lowercase tracing options).

Beginning Sound Bubbles (2 levels) – Pick a bubble bottle and say the picture name. Find and color the bubble with that beginning sound (one set includes the letters written on the bottles for letter matching support if needed).

Magnet, Tile, or Dry Erase Cards – Print and laminate these strips to use in a center. Identify the picture and use letter manipulatives or a dry erase marker to put its beginning sound in the box.

Magnet Match (2 sets) – Use magnets or letter tiles to place on top of the pictures by identifying their beginning sounds.

Stamp It – Say the picture names and stamp their beginning sounds in the boxes above.

Black and White Copies of color items are included at the end of the file.

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***This pack will download as a zip file to your computer with the pdfs inside. Please be sure you are able to unzip folders so that you are all set to use your resources!

What educators are saying:

So many cute and engaging activities! My students have asked to use these and I am happy to oblige! I love the PBJ activity!
— Erin W.

So many uses for this resource! Whole group, small group or for centers–thank you!
— Barbara W.

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