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Beginning Sounds Sorting Activity

Are you looking for phonics activities for your kids? Check out this fun, hands-on Beginning Sounds Sorting Activity!

With this interactive activity, your preschoolers and kindergarteners will practice identifying letters and letter sounds.

As your students use the links to connect the cards together, they will also work on developing their fine motor skills.

Linking Chains Beginning Sounds Sorting Activity

Your students can do this letter sounds activity independently during literacy centers or morning tubs. You can also add it to your early finishers bin.

You can also use it during your small groups or as an intervention resource for your beginning readers.

Getting Ready To Use The Initial Sounds Sorting Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • 26 Letter Cards
  • 128 Picture Cards.
  • Bonus: 2 Recording Sheets

There are 5 pictures cards for each letter of the alphabet except there are only 3 for the letter Xx.

What Else Is Needed:

To prepare this activity for your students, print the letter and picture cards on card stock.

Next, laminate the printables and cut them apart. Then, punch a hole on all of the black dots.

Linking Chains Activity

If you want your kids to use the recording sheets, print them on copy paper and make as many copies as you need.

How to Use the Letter Sounds Sorting Activity:

First, your preschoolers and kindergarteners will pick a card and identify the capital and lowercase letters on it.

Next, they will sort through the picture cards to find the ones that begin with that letter.

Linking Chains Beginning Sounds Activity

If your kids pick the letter Aa cards, for example, they will find the picture cards with an apple, ant, anchor, acorn, and alligator.

When your students find the five picture cards that begin with the letter sound, they will use the links to connect them to the letter card.

Fine Motor Activity

They will then continue sorting through the picture cards and connecting them to the correct letter cards until they complete the activity.

Extensions and Modifications:

You can extend or modify this activity to meet the needs of your students:

  • If your kids have begun learning letters and sounds, start with just a few cards. You can add more as their letter knowledge increases.
  • For extra practice, your students can use the recording sheets to write the letters that the pictures begin with.
  • For even more fun, put the picture cards around your classroom and have your kids search for them.
Letter Sound Recognition

This Beginning Sounds Sorting Activity is a fun, hands-on way for your students to work on letter recognition, beginning sounds, fine motor skills, and more!

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Letter Sounds Activity

More Beginning Sounds Activities:

If you are looking for more engaging and entertaining ways for your students to practice identifying letter sounds, check out these resources:

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These letter sound recognition activities are perfect independent practice during literacy centers, morning tubs, or as an enrichment activity for early finishers.

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