Apple Beginning Sounds Sort is a fun, hands-on way to practice identifying beginning sounds. This fall-themed activity is perfect for literacy centers, morning tubs, or as an enrichment activity for early finishers.
What Is Included In The Apple Beginning Sounds Sort Packet:
This set includes 26 apple bushels (one for each letter of the alphabet) and 128 apples with pictures. (There are 5 apples for each letter of the alphabet except there are only 3 for the letter “x”)
Picture Cards Included:
A: astronaut, ant, alligator, acorn, airplane
B: ball, button, bed, bee, bat
C: cake, car, carrot, cat, cow
D: dog, dress, door, doughnut, duck
E: elephant, elf, envelope, egg, elbow
F: football, fork, fish, fan, fire
G: gum, girl, guitar, garbage, gate
H: house, hat, hammer, hamburger, heart
I: ice cream, island, iron, iguana, igloo
J: jellyfish, jeans, jam (or jelly), juice, jar
K: kangaroo, kite, king, key, ketchup
L: lion, leaf, ladder, lamp, lemon
M: milk, mouse, monkey, mop, mushroom
N: nest, nail, nut, nurse, net
O: octopus, ostrich, olive, owl, otter
P: pencil, pig, pizza, puzzle, pumpkin
Q: question mark, quail, quilt, queen, quarter
R: rainbow, rabbit, rake, ring, robot
S: sun, soap, seahorse, sock, saw
T: tent, top, tie, tomato, turtle
U: umpire, unicorn, underwear, umbrella, uniform
V: volcano, van, violin, vase, vest
W: whale, watermelon, web, wagon, window
X: xylophone, x-ray fish, x-ray
Y: yo-yo, yolk, yarn, yogurt, yak
Z: zebra, zipper, zucchini, zoo, zero
How To Use The Apple Beginning Sounds Sort Packet:
To prepare this activity, print the bushels and apples on paper or card stock. Laminate the paper for extra durability and cut all of the pieces apart. You can separate the pieces by sound and place them into large envelopes or place all of the pieces in a container.
To begin this activity, children will select an apple barrel and identify the letter and letter sound on the barrel. They will then find the 5 apples that have pictures of things that begin with that letter and place those apples in the barrel.
For example, a child has the “W” barrel and finds the apples with a whale, watermelon, web, wagon, and window and puts them into the “w” barrel.
This Apple Beginning Sounds Sort is a fun Fall activity that your students will enjoy doing during literacy centers or morning work time.
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