It’s National Puzzle Day! Have your pre-readers practice identifying initial sounds today with these Animal Beginning Sound Puzzles! Reading activities like this one are a fun, hands-on way for kids to work on pre-reading and reading skills!
By doing puzzles, your kids can learn about the concept of a ‘whole’ and that each piece is a fraction of the bigger picture. It also helps them to work on skills such as problem solving, shape recognition, concentration, and so much more.
Through the use of puzzles like this one, your pre-readers can also learn and practice literacy concepts like letter recognition and beginning sounds.
Why Do Kids Need To Learn Letter Sounds?
Teaching your pre-readers the sounds made by individual letters will help them to decode or sound out words. This will help your kids figure out unknown words as they learn how to read. It will also help children to make the connection between words in print and spoken words.
Getting Ready To Use The Animal Beginning Sound Puzzles:
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure here.
- 26 Animal Beginning Sound Puzzles
What Else Is Needed:
- White Card Stock or Copy Paper
- Laminator and Laminating Pouches
To prepare this beginning sounds activity, click on the pencil below to automatically download and print the puzzles. I like to print my resources on white card stock, because the thicker paper is more durable. But, you can use white copy paper too.
Next, laminate the puzzles for extra durability and cut them apart. You can store the puzzles pieces in a pencil pouch, resealable plastic bag, or small storage container for an easy literacy center.
How To Use The Animal Beginning Sound Puzzles:
To begin this phonic activity, your kids will select an animal card and identify the sound that it begins with.
Next, your kids will sort through the letter cards to find the letter that makes the sound. When they find the letter, they will match the two pieces together.
If your children are just learning the letter sounds, start with just a few animal cards. Once they have successfully put a few puzzles together, they can continue to make more matches until they have completed all twenty-six.
These Animal Beginning Sound Puzzles will help your pre-readers practice identifying beginning sounds as they problem solve to put all the matches together. Hope they enjoy this activity for National Puzzle Day!
Pin It For Later:
Do you want to save this beginning sounds activity for later? Pin this to your phonics board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!
You May Also Like:
Are you looking for more beginning sound resources? These Beginning Sounds Sort Activities are engaging, hands-on ways to practice identifying letter sounds at the beginning of a word. This year of themed letter sound sorting activities are perfect for literacy centers, morning tubs, or as an enrichment for early finishers. Click on the picture to see all of the activities included in this bundle!
More Beginning Sound Activities For Kids:
Download The Freebie:
Click on the pencil below to automatically download and print beginning sound puzzles!