This winter, help your child work on matching beginning sounds with this super cute, free printable mitten matching game. This winter themed reading readiness activity for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students works on phonemic awareness, initial sounds, and letter recognition. This low-prep activity is better than a beginning sounds worksheet as it is a fun, hands-on beginning sound activities that can be repeated over and over again!
Mitten Matching Game
Help kids practice identifying the sounds letters make in words with this super cute, free printable Mitten Matching Game. As preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students listen for the initial sound in words, they will match it with the mitten featuring the alphabet letter that makes the same phonetic sound. This beginning sounds activities is perfect for parents, teacher, and homeschoolers to make learning fun during December, January and February. Use this winter activity for kindergartners as extra practice, winter literacy center in your classroom, or supplement to your homeschool phonics curriculum.
Sound Matching Game
Beginning Sounds Matching
Print out each of the pages in this pack on cardstock. I suggest laminating them for durability. Then, cut the cards apart. I prefer to use a paper cutter. It makes it so much quicker and easier to cut.
In the end, you will end up with fifty-two mitten cards.
If you’d like, you can cut the mittens out instead of just cutting on the black lines. However, that will make prepping this activity take a bit longer.
Matching beginning sounds with pictures
This activity is designed to help your young learners focus on beginning sounds and letter recognition. Each mitten features a letter or an image. There is an image for each letter of the alphabet. There are two images for each vowel – one long and one short.
Separate the image cards from the letter cards. Have your preschooler name each image paying close attention to the beginning sound.
Beginning sound activities
Once they’ve identified the beginning sound, can they find the letter that represents that sound?
To make this activity self-correcting, place small stickers on the back of each pair of mittens. Then, your child can turn the cards over to see if they have correctly matched the image and the letter.
Prefer a no-prep worksheet to work on your letters? Try these free printable alphabet worksheets
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