Celebrate Groundhog’s Day this year with this Groundhog Beginning Sounds Activity!
Reading activities like this one are a hands-on way for your beginning readers to practice identifying initial sounds and work on developing their fine motor skills.
Hands-on, phonics activities are important for young children because they can make the connection between what they are doing with their hands and what they are learning.
This interactive activity is not only a great way for kids to practice identifying beginning sounds, but they will also work on fine motor skills, hand and eye coordination, and much more!
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 Groundhog Initial Sounds Activity:
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- 26 Groundhog Picture Cards
- 26 Capital Letter Sun Cards
- 26 Lowercase Letter Cloud Cards
What Else Is Needed:
- White Card Stock
- Laminator and Laminating Pouches
- Paper Cutter or Scissors
- Hole Punch
- Plastic Links
To prepare this phonics activity, fill out the form below. Then, download and print the cards on white card stock.
Next, laminate the cards so your kids can use this activity over and over. Then, cut the cards apart and punch holes on all of the black dots.
If you don’t have connect links, you can cut a pipe cleaner into pieces that are about 3 inches long. Then, bend the pieces into ovals shapes to create your own links.
How To Use The Groundhog Beginning Sounds Activity:
To begin using this beginning sounds activity, your kids will pick a groundhog card and identify the picture on it. They will also say the sound that picture begins with.
Next, your beginning readers will sort through the sun cards to find the capital letter that makes the sound. They will then attach the sun card to the groundhog using plastic links.
After finding the capital letter, your kids will sort through the cloud cards to find the lowercase letter that makes the sound. They will then attach the cloud card to the groundhog.
Your children will continue sorting through the cards unit they have connected all of the letter cards to all of the picture cards.
If your beginning readers are just starting to learn the letter sounds, you can start with just a few cards and then add more every time they do this activity.
This Groundhog Beginning Sounds Activity is a fun, hands-on way for your beginning readers to practice identifying initial sounds and work on developing their fine motor skills.
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Monthly themed activities are included in this year-long bundle so you students can learn and review sounds for every holiday and season.
Click on the picture to see all of the activities and learn more about this initial sounds bundle!
Download The Groundhog Beginning Sounds Activity:
To get this free printable beginning sounds activity, fill out the form below with your name and email address.