When teaching the alphabet, we’re not just teaching the letters but the beginning sounds they make as well. These Free Printable Beginning Sound Puzzles are a fun way for your little learners to practice their letter sounds.
The download contains 26 different puzzles for your students to put together for each letter of the alphabet. Simply download the puzzles at the bottom of the post. Print and laminate them. Laminating is suggested so they hold up to being played over and over again. Then cut out each of the puzzles on the lines and you’re ready to go!
These Free Printable Beginning Sound Puzzles work great as a center or in a small group setting. Simply mix together all of the puzzle pieces. Have a student choose a puzzle piece with an object on it.
Have them say what the object is out loud, and then search through the puzzle pieces to find the matching letter-beginning sound. The letter X puzzle is a picture of a fox use the /x/ as the ending sound.
You can start with just a few letters to begin with and continue adding until your students have learned all of their sounds. And to continue to make it a little more challenging, after they have done all of the puzzles, have them put them into alphabetical order.
We like to store our puzzles in photo boxes from Michaels, sandwich baggies, or plastic snack containers that we find at Dollar Tree to keep them nice and organized.
You can download the puzzles below.
If you’re looking for more beginning sound activities, you might like our beginning sound letter bingo which is fun for the whole class.
Or our color by code beginning sound pages.
Do you have any other fun ways you can think of to use the Free Printable Beginning Sound Puzzles in your classroom?
See you next time!
You might also want to check out our Free Printable Uppercase and Lowercase Puzzles.