This is such a fun ABC Games to help Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade practice matching uppercase and lower case letters as well as beginning sounds with this FREE, fun, hands on Alphabet Letter Beginning Sounds Match game!
This phonics games for kids is a free printable activity that allows children to match uppercase and lowercase letters, match beginning word sounds to their letter, and read some common words. The ability to differentiate makes this activity useful for children just starting to learn the alphabet up to kids who are able to blend letters together to sound out words.
Great phonics games for Preschool, Kindergarten and first grade students!
This interactive phonics games can be printed in color or black and white depending on how much ink you have. I suggest printing them onto cardstock for durability, but you can laminate the pages if you prefer.
Now to prepare the phonics games for kindergarten you need to cut all the squares and attach them to small pegs (also called clothespins). Either give each picture and word its own peg OR attach a picture and its matching word onto different parts of the same peg so they can be flipped to work with either the pictures or the words and save pegs.
To attach the pictures to the wooden clip I like to use blu-tac. This allows them to stay in place well for the kids while in use, but makes them easy to remove so I can use the clothes pins for a different hands on learning activity when we are ready to put this one away for a while. But a hot glue gun, white school glue, or tape would also work to affix the image.
PS: Enlarge the cards if you feel they’re too small!
Beginning Sounds Activity
To play this sounds game with your prek, kindegartner, and grade 1 student there are several options. All of these literacy activities are great for extra practice, literacy centers, summer learning, and getting ready for kindergarten!
- SIMPLER: Just use the lowercase letter pegs and ask children to attach the pegs to the matching uppercase letters on the alphabet mat.
- MODERATE: Use the picture cards. Ask children the names of the animals (they may need help with this) and to focus on the first letter sound. When they say the word can they hear the first sound and say what letter it is? Can they find the matching letter on the alphabet mat?
- ADVANCED: Use both picture and letter sets and attempt to read the words under each letter with prompting from the picture. Can they sound out the words to check that they really do match the pictures?
- SUPER ADVANCED: use only the letter cards and attempt to read the words as they are clipped to the matching beginning sound on the alphabet mat.
Beginning Sounds Printable
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