Did you know that National Crayon Day is March 31st? Celebrate with themed activities like these Crayon Beginning Sound Puzzles!
Reading activities like this one are a fun way for your preschoolers and kindergarteners to practice identifying letters, sounds, and much more!
Crayon Beginning Sound Puzzles:
If your kids are just starting to learn the letter sounds, you can use this activity as guided practice and a fun way for them to learn.
When your beginning readers know some of the sounds, they can use these phonics puzzles independently.
Why Do Kids Need To Learn Letter Sounds?
It is important that your kids learn the sound(s) that each letter makes, so they can decode or sound out words.
Your children will be able to read unknown words more easily and make the connection between words in print and spoken words.
Getting Ready To Use The Crayon Beginning Sound Puzzles:
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- 26 Crayon Beginning Sound Puzzles
What Else Is Needed:
- White Card Stock
- Laminating Pouches
To get this beginning sounds activity ready for your children to use, click on the button below and fill out the form.
Next, download and print the puzzles on white card stock.
Then, laminate the puzzles so your kids can reuse this activity and cut them apart.
You can store the puzzle pieces in a resealable bag or box such as a pencil pouch or case for a literacy activity that is easy to set up.
How To Use The Crayon Beginning Sound Puzzles:
For this phonics activity, your beginning readers will select a letter card. They will say the letter name and the sound that it makes.
Next, your kids will sort through the picture cards to find the one that begins with that sound.
When your preschoolers and kindergarteners find the letter, they will match the two pieces together.
If your children have just started learning the letter sounds, they can start with four or five puzzles. After they know those letter sounds, you can add more.
This way, your kids will gain confidence and learn without getting overwhelmed.
These Crayon Beginning Sound Puzzles are a fun way for your beginning readers to practice learning the letter sounds.
Extend the Learning:
Before your children begin this activity, you can share books all about crayons with them such as:
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons by Natascha Biebow
You can pair this activity with other crayon-themed resources like these:
Build the Alphabet with Crayons from Homeschool Preschool
Crayon Slime for Sensory Play from STEAM Ideas for Kids
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!
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Are you looking for more beginning sound resources? These Beginning Sounds Sort Activities are fun, hands-on ways to practice identifying letter sounds at the beginning of a word. Click on the picture to see all of the activities included in this bundle!