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Beginning Sounds Clip Cards

I love when you can combine fine motor skills with literacy. These Beginning Sound Clip Cards do just that! This free printable will be a hit in your classroom or at home.

FREE Beginning Sounds Clip Cards are a fun way for prek and kindergarten age children to listen for and identify the beginning sounds in words, great for getting ready to read and start a phonics program. LOW PREP #beginningsounds #phonics #kindergarten

Beginning Sound Clip Cards includes 26 different clip cards, covering all letters of the alphabet. Each clip card will have a picture and then four options for students to chose from.

FREE Clip Cards Activities

Beginning Sounds

This is such a fun phonics game to help preschool, prek, and kindergarten age kids practice listening for and identifying beginning sounds in words!

print on cardstock and laminate the clip cards

Phonics Games

It is recommended that you print these on cardstock and use a laminator prior to use. This will allow you to reuse this printable year after year!

LOW PREP! All you will have to do to prepare is cut the clip cards out. I always find it easiest to use a paper cutter. You will have this center ready to go in no time!

I love storing centers like these in plastic pencil cases with the clothespins so it is ready to go at all times.


Turtle starts with a tttt T sound

Free Phonics Game

Students will start this activity by choosing a clip card. Students will look at the picture and say it out loud.

phonics reinforcement with beginning sounds clip cards activity

They will then need to get a clothespin and place it on the letter that the picture begins with.

Students will simply repeat these steps until all of the clip cards are complete

free literacy centers using clothespins or stickers to practice beginning sounds

If you prefer not to use a clothespin, no problem! Choose any manipulative and have students place it on the correct letter.

If you think that your students would be overwhelmed with all 60 puzzle pieces at once, start small. You can give them only one long vowel and short vowel option, instead of three. You can also break it up by having students sort through only short vowels or long vowels. As they master those, you can slowly add in more.


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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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