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5 Interactive Beginning Sounds Activities

In the world of early childhood education, instilling a strong foundation in literacy skills, such as beginning sounds, is paramount.

The ability to recognize and distinguish the initial sounds of words plays a crucial role in a child’s journey towards reading and writing.

5 Interactive Beginning Sounds Activities

To make this fundamental skill an enjoyable and engaging experience, teachers and parents have embraced interactive beginning sounds activities that captivate young children.

In this blog post, we are sharing 5 interactive beginning sounds activities, designed to foster a love of learning for years to come.

1. Beginning Sounds Picture Sort

A beginning sounds picture sort is a great way for kids to separate words based on 2 beginning sounds. 

These beginning sounds cut and paste picture sort worksheets make learning the alphabet fun!

Practice beginning sounds for all letters of the alphabet. Including long vowels and short vowels.

beginning sounds picture sort #alphabet

Steps and Skills Completed on Each Worksheet:

  1. Identify the focus letter at the top of the page.
  2. Review and say the name of all pictures on the page.
  3. Color (this is optional)
  4. Cut and paste the pictures under the column where they belong. Pictures that start with the focus letter sound and pictures that don’t start with it.

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The Beginning Sounds Picture Sort Includes:

27 printable worksheets.

X has two sorting pages. One for pictures that begin with x, and one with pictures that end with x.

beginning sounds picture sort #alphabet

2. Beginning Sounds Write the Room

These Beginning Sounds Write the Room printables go beyond the standard worksheet practice. Instead, this promotes the kids to be up and moving around the room to activate their fullest learning potential. Consider it a hands-on learning activity for beginning sounds.

You will simply choose which level of cards you want to hang around the room. Yes, every letter of the alphabet comes with a recording sheet AND leveled picture cards.

Give the kids a recording sheet, and watch as they become excited to practice beginning sounds and early writing skills!

Are your prek, kindergarten, or first grade kids practicing letter recognition, letter sounds, and segmenting sounds? If so, they are going to love these Write the Room Beginning Sounds activities! These Beginning Sounds Write the Room printables go beyond the standard worksheet practice. Instead, this promotes the kids to be up and moving around the room to activate their fullest learning potential. Consider it a hands-on learning activity for beginning sounds. You will simply choose which level of cards you want to hang around the room. Yes, every letter of the alphabet comes with a recording sheet AND leveled picture cards. Give the kids a recording sheet, and watch as they become excited to practice beginning sounds and early writing skills! Write the Room activities can also be used for: sensory bins writing centers ELA stations guided reading groups tutoring activities early finisher tasks homework / homeschool YOU WILL GET A PRINTABLE PDF WITH: 26 Alphabet Beginning Sounds Write the Room Centers Every letter has a recording sheet and picture cards 2 levels are included for every letter to make differentiation a breeze! * X has six ENDING SOUNDS pictures. 82 PAGES IN ALL!

Write the Room activities can also be used for:

  • sensory bins
  • writing centers
  • ELA stations
  • guided reading groups
  • tutoring activities
  • early finisher tasks
  • homework / homeschool

YOU WILL GET A PRINTABLE PDF WITH:

26 Alphabet Beginning Sounds Write the Room Centers

Every letter has a recording sheet and picture cards

2 levels are included for every letter to make differentiation a breeze!

* X has six ENDING SOUNDS pictures.

82 PAGES IN ALL!

Are your prek, kindergarten, or first grade kids practicing letter recognition, letter sounds, and segmenting sounds? If so, they are going to love these Write the Room Beginning Sounds activities! These Beginning Sounds Write the Room printables go beyond the standard worksheet practice. Instead, this promotes the kids to be up and moving around the room to activate their fullest learning potential. Consider it a hands-on learning activity for beginning sounds. You will simply choose which level of cards you want to hang around the room. Yes, every letter of the alphabet comes with a recording sheet AND leveled picture cards. Give the kids a recording sheet, and watch as they become excited to practice beginning sounds and early writing skills! Write the Room activities can also be used for: sensory bins writing centers ELA stations guided reading groups tutoring activities early finisher tasks homework / homeschool YOU WILL GET A PRINTABLE PDF WITH: 26 Alphabet Beginning Sounds Write the Room Centers Every letter has a recording sheet and picture cards 2 levels are included for every letter to make differentiation a breeze! * X has six ENDING SOUNDS pictures. 82 PAGES IN ALL!

3. Beginning Sounds Coloring Pages

These beginning sounds coloring worksheets make learning Alphabet letters fun!

Practice beginning sounds for all letters of the alphabet. Including long vowels and short vowels.

b words for kindergarten printable worksheets and activities #kindergarten #alphabet

Steps and Skills Completed on Each Worksheet:

  1. Identify the focus letter in the center of the page.
  2. Review and say the name of all pictures on the page.
  3. Color only the pictures that start with the beginning sound of the focus letter.
  4. To challenge, or differentiate, have the kids try to write the words of the pictures they colored on the back of the worksheet.

You will get a printable pdf with:

27 printable worksheets.

X has two coloring pages. One for pictures that begin with x, and one with pictures that end with x.

4. Beginning Sounds Task Cards

Beginning Sounds Task Cards and Recording Sheet (letters A-Z), builds fluency with segmenting initial sounds, letter-sound correspondence, and writing letters while building independence. Recording sheet and teacher key included!

Students say and write the initial sound of the picture shown on the task card.

YOU WILL GET A PRINTABLE PDF WITH:
Directions
26 Beginning Sounds Task Cards. (Full color) 4 on a page.
1 Title Card for labeling when storing
A Student Recording Sheet – numbered to correspond with the numbers on the task cards.
1 Teacher Answer Sheet

5. Electronic Phonics Games for Beginning Sounds

In addition to the activities and resources listed above, you may also want to incorporate an electronic phonics games.  For example, this Hot Dot’s Jr. game is great for interactive phonics and practicing beginning sounds.

Use as traditional flash cards or with any Hot Dots pen (sold separately) for an interactive experience with fun lights and sounds!

Conclusion

Teaching beginning sounds can be fun and engaging.  Find activities such as letter sound boxes, beginning sounds clip cards and alphabet task cards, beginning sounds match up worksheets, and electronic phonics games to keep learning fun!

An alphabet pocket chart center is also a staple for preK and kindergarten learners. Every year, I find different ways to incorporate this into teaching letters and sounds. Don’t forget to keep learning fun everyday with these 10 Best Learning Toys for Kids.

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Beginning Sounds Activities