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Phonics Hot Chocolate & Marshmallows

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Make identifying beginning word sounds FUN with this Free Phonics Hot Chocolate & Marshmallows activity perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students in January.

FREE Phonics Hot Chocolate & Marshmallows - this super cute winter theme Beginning Sounds, educational activity is a great way for preschool and kindergarten age kids to work on literacy skills. They will listen to beginning sounds which will help them decipher words as they learn to read! #kindergarten #phonics #beginningsounds #wintertheme #alphabet

Post Updated:  Post Orignially published December 28, 2018

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Beginning Sounds

This super cute, hands on phonics activity helps early readers practice listening for beginning sounds in words and matching them with the alphabet letter that also makes that same sound.


Start out by printing all the pages in color on cardstock and/or laminate for durability. You will have a cup of hot chocolate for every letter from A to Z and about four picture marshmallows per letter.


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Next, cut out all the cups of hot chocolate and the marshmallows. All the pieces easily store in a large ziplock bag to use over and over again!

This is such a fun, hands on educational activity to help kids improve literacy skills!


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For the youngest learners, just set out a couple of hot cocoa cups with their corresponding marshmallows at a time. Students will then sort the marshmallows into the correct alphabet hot chocolate cups by listening for the beginning sound in each picture marshmallow.

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Once students have mastered matching marshmallows with just a few cups, add in more cups to make it more difficult.  This is such a great phonics activity to help beginner readers learn to decipher words! Perfect for a hot chocolate theme or winter theme for preschool, prek, kindergarten, or first grade students.


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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


  • Hi Beth! I love your hot chocolate and marshmallow idea! For the life of me, I can not print it out though or download it. Are you able to help me with this?

    • Happy to help! Scroll to the bottom of post, under terms of use, and click on the TEXT LINK that looks like >> Download ___ <<. It will open in a new window as a PDF document for you to easily print and/or save. Enjoy!

  • I love this hands on activity. I am concerned that mine possibly didn’t print correctly. I do not have four pictures for every letter, on a few letters I only have one or two picture cards. Can you help with this?

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