These Valentine’s Day beginning sounds puzzles are sure to help your kids work on their initial sounds and letters! Teaching phonics to kids can be tough but once they get it, it’s fantastic.
I am over the moon that my son is finally able to identify the beginning sounds of words, but it was not an easy task. Half the time I wasn’t sure if he just didn’t care or didn’t get it. It wasn’t until I heard him saying random words in his room and then identifying the beginning sounds did I know that he understood. So now it’s becoming even more fun to pull out beginning sound centers to play together!
Print and laminate these fun puzzles for an easy-prep, hands-on Valentine’s Day center in your classroom this month!
Valentine Beginning Sound Puzzles
My son doesn’t like worksheets, but make the activity fun and interesting and he wants to participate. So these Valentine’s Day beginning sounds puzzles are perfect!
First, print the cards on either card stock or regular printing paper. Laminate for durability, and then cut the puzzles out with either scissors or a paper trimmer. You can even have your students cut the puzzles for some extra fine motor skills.
Place the pieces with the images in one basket and the pieces with the letters in another.
Have your child choose a few pieces from either basket and place them on a flat surface such as a table or even the floor.
Next, have them fish for the matching pieces in the other basket. Have them continue until they have matched all the puzzles.
Other Ways to Use The Valentine’s Beginning Sounds Puzzles
Suggestion 1: Instead of using the second half of the puzzle (the portion with the letter sound), use the first half and either magnetic letters or letter tiles to match the sounds.
Suggestion 2: If your student is already proficient in identifying beginning sounds, simply use the first half of the puzzle (the portion with the picture) and have them identify the ending sounds. All they need are letter tiles, or even give them a blank sheet of paper and stamps and have them stamp the ending sounds.
Suggestion 3: You can even try this with the middle sounds. Just pick a few cards and have them identify the middle sounds.
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Then, keep working on those reading skills with our EDITABLE February sight word games (use any word list!)