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Identifying beginning sounds in words takes a lot of practice for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Our free printable initial sound letter matching Christmas Phonics Puzzles are the perfect addition to learning centers or homeschool table work during December!

FREE Christmas Phonics Puzzles - this is a fun, easy to prepare Christmas learning activities perfect for kids and children in preschool, kindergarten,and first grade to practice alphabet letters, phonics, and beginning sounds

Christmas Phonics

Help kids practice identifying letters and the beginning sounds words make with this fun, FREE Christmas Phonics Puzzles.

Christmas Printables

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Christmas Phonics Puzzles

This printable set of initial sound letter matching Christmas puzzles includes 26 puzzles. Each puzzle includes 3 pieces. One part has Santa’s sled and an uppercase and lowercase letter on it. The other 2 parts have Christmas presents with images on each present that begin with the same letter.

Print the puzzles and cut them apart on the black borders. Each puzzle is a square shape. Cut the wavy lines across the middle of the puzzle and then down the straight line in between the present pieces.

The object of this initial sound puzzles is to put all 3 pieces of the puzzles back together matching the letter with the correct presents.

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Other Ways to Play

To introduce the puzzles to my preschoolers who are practicing letter sounds, I only cut one of the presents off from the puzzle. So each puzzle had the purple and yellow present still attached. The blue, green, and red presents were cut from the puzzle. This way, my preschoolers could use this printable activity as independently as possible. This helps set up the group for success, and allows me to pull another group to work on focused skills. If there was confusion, saying the attached initial sound picture would give a clue as to what the initial sound was. It would make it easier to find just one match instead of 2.

Playing with just a few puzzles at the beginning will make the game fun, and less overwhelming. Start with very familiar letters and sounds. Another idea is to just start with the letters in the child’s name.

In my preschool classroom, I will tape the top part of the puzzle pieces being used to the table. This way, the initial sound letter matching Christmas puzzles are not getting mixed up. This allows a small group to work together without the puzzles going everywhere.

No matter how the puzzles are played, lots of learning skills are being focused on and practiced!

Grab your set of free printable initial sound letter matching Christmas puzzles HERE.

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Christmas Alphabet

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Christmas Language Arts

Practice identifying word families, sight words, cvc words, spelling words, and so much more with these Christmas literacy activities for elementary age students.

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Christmas Play Recipes

Fizzy Gingerbread Man Christmas Science Experiment was a huge hit!  Children from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, to first grade students will enjoy this Christmas Science Activities perfect for making learning fun in December. This magical Melting Christmas tree project is sure to bring some magic and fun into your day this holiday seasons! Try this simple, easy Christmas Science Experiments with preschoolers, kindergartners, toddlers, and grade 1 students to sneak in some fun Christmas Learning! This Chemistry Christmas tree is such a fun Christmas activity for kids to try this holiday season!  Want to add a little more magic into your Christmas holiday season this year? Your kids eyes will get wide with this fun Christmas science experiment. The best part? This Magic Melting peppermint science experiment takes literally 2 minutes to set it up! This Christmas science is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students to try in December.

Christmas Science Experiments for Kids

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This fun Rudolph Race Game is both an outrageously fun Christmas game for kids and a chance to sneak in  Christmas STEM Activities! This easy-to-set-up Rudolph Races is a Christmas Activity for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students that teaches a little physics while having FUN! This Christmas science experiment is perfect for the whole family! borax-crystals-Christmas-Trees

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