Are you looking for a fun literacy center for Fall? This Apple Beginning Sounds Sort is an engaging, entertaining way to practice identifying letter sounds at the beginning of a word. You can easily differentiate this letter sound sort for preschool, kindergarten, or first grade students. This hands-on, Autumn activity is perfect for independent centers, morning tubs, or as an enrichment activity for early finishers.
How To Use The Apple Beginning Sounds Sort:
This fun-filled, Fall activity includes 26 apple bushels for each letter of the alphabet. There are also 128 apples with pictures. There are 5 apples for each letter of the alphabet except there are only 3 for the letter “x.”
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 resealable plastic bags.
How To Play:
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 selects the “W” barrel. He or she then finds the apples with a whale, watermelon, web, wagon, and window and puts them on the “w” barrel.
You can also attach the apple barrels to brown lunch bags or plastic containers. Then, your students can sort the apples and place them inside of the bags or containers.
To differentiate this activity, you can give your students just a few apple barrels at a time for the sounds that you are working on in class. You can also give your students just 2 or 3 apples at a time.
This Apple Beginning Sounds Sort is an interactive activity that your students are sure to love working on independently during morning tub time or literacy centers.
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