I love helping to teach little learners their letters and the sounds they make. It’s the first building block to helping them learn how to read and is so important. I’ve gathered some of my favorite Activities To Teach Beginning Sounds.
I love making things fun, hands-on and like to play a lot of games. When your students get to play games, it makes learning not such a daunting experience for them.
These alphabet letter hats are a fun way to help introduce the letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make. There are 4 pictures of things that begin with the letter sound and then they get to practice writing the uppercase and lowercase of the letter on the back strip.
These dough mats are such a fun hands-on way for your little learners to practice their letters. They will get to have fun making each letter out of dough and the pictures each mat help reinforce the beginning sound that the letter makes. They will then again get to practice writing the uppercase and lowercase version of the letter.
This is a fun book to use each time you teach another letter in the alphabet. Each letter of the alphabet has it’s own page in the book shown the letter and pictures of things that have that letter beginning sound. They will also get to practice writing the uppercase and lowercase of the letter as well.
Now that we’ve introduced the letters of the alphabet we can start reinforcing the beginning sounds the letters make and help your little learners identify pictures that match the sounds. There are several games that I like to play that will help with this.
I share a free printable set of beginning sounds puzzles here. It’s a fun hands-on way for the kids to be able to choose a picture and match it to the letter sound that it begins with. If they haven’t learned all of their letters/sounds yet, only give them the letters you’ve reviewed and continue to add more as they learn.
These color-by-code beginning sounds pages are always a fun one for your little learners. The students will look at the picture in each section and color it one of 2 colors depending on if it begins with the letter sound at the top of the page. They will continue until all of the sections are colored to reveal the letter.
This beginning sound spin and cover game is a great one to use as a center or in small groups. The students will use a paper clip and pencil and spin a letter. They will then cover a picture that has the same beginning sound as the letter.
And last but definitely not least, beginning sounds letter bingo. This is a great one to use with the whole class or in small groups. The teacher will call/show the picture and the students will have to find the correct beginning sound letter on their game board.
I hope this has given you some fun new ideas of ways to help your little learners practice and learn their sounds.
What are some of your favorite Activities To Teacher Beginning Sounds?
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