How do you like to teach beginning sounds? I love having new activities for those because not only do they help keep the kids motivated, but they also trigger and develop their letter identification skills along with their corresponding sounds. This snowman beginning sound match that uses real photographs is the perfect winter activity to work on beginning sounds with your students!
*Guest post by Yara from Sea of Knowledge
Snowman Beginning Sound Match
Here’s what you’ll need:
- snowman templates (download at the end of post)
It is very easy to setup. Once you have printed the snowman cards, cut along the dotted lines to make puzzles. You can have the snowman cards with the letters in a small basket and then the body cards with the photos on them in another.
The kids then pick a snowman head card and read the letter, then they start to identify the names of the items on the cards to build the snowman body.
One quick activity I like doing in class to help the kids develop their letter sounds is playing a game called “make the sound”. You can use these cards to get the kids warmed up and ready to play with them on their own.
I divide the class into two groups and assign a name for each group. The rules of the game are that when the teacher writes the letter on the board, they are to raise their hand/call out (you can decide the signal) and assign one person in their group to make the sound of the letter on the board.
If you have a document camera, you can slide these snowman heads underneath it and they can be introduced to them before the game, and call out the letter sounds that way!
Grab Your Copy
Ready to play? Grab your copy of the snowman alphabet match by clicking the yellow button at the end of the post.
Then, for tons more winter activities for kids, hop over and check out 50+ Kids Winter Crafts and Activities!
About the Author
Yara is an ESL teacher from Sydney, Australia with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from, and she shares them often on her blog, Sea of Knowledge.