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Beginning Sounds Mitten Matching Game

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!

FREE Beginning Sounds Mitten Matching Game - preschool, prek, and kindergarten age kids will have fun practicing alphabet letters and their sounds with this abc game that works on beginning sounds, phonemic awareness, and introduction to phonics for kids with an educational, winter themed activity for kids #beginningsounds #literacy #prek #kindergarten #winteractivity

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

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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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FREE Winter Printables

Looking for more fun and FREE winter printables to make learning fun this January? Check out these resources:

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First Grade Printables

If you have a 1st grader and you are looking for more fun, hands on grade 1 worksheets, games and activities to make learning fun – you will love these resources!

FREE Telling Time Puzzles - super cute math game to help kindergarten and first grade students learn to tell time with a clock game for kids! #mathgames #kindergarten #kindergartenmath #1stgrade #grade1math Turn practicing addition into a fun activity as children get to become detectives with these free printable Addition Crack the Code Worksheets. These are perfect for kindergarten and first grade students working on addition within 20.

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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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