Are you looking for a fun phonics activity for your kinesthetic learners? This Hammering Beginning Sounds Activity is an engaging and entertaining way to get your children moving as they practice identifying initial sounds.
Hammering Beginning Sounds Activity:
Hands-on, phonics activities are important for young children especially kinesthetic learners because they can make the connection between what they are doing with their hands and what they are learning. This interactive activity is also a great way for kids to hand control, muscle strength, hand and eye coordination, and much more!
Getting Ready To Use The Hammering Beginning Sounds Activity:
- Construction Kids Beginning Sound Cards
- Nail Heads (Grey Circles with Letters)
What Else Is Needed:
- Golf Tees
- Grey Paint
- Paint Brush
- Toy Hammer
- White Card Stock or Copy Paper
- Laminator and Laminating Pouches
To prepare this phonics activity, click on the pencil below to download and print the printables for this activity. I like to print my resources on white card stock, because it is more durable. But, you can use copy paper too. Next, laminate the cards so your kids can use them over and over.
To get the nails ready, paint 26 golf tees with the grey paint. While the paint is drying, cut out the grey circles with the letters in the center or the nail heads. After the paint dries, glue the circles on the top of the golf tees.
After the glue dries on the golf tees, place them in the piece of foam but leave about an inch between each one. I used a pool noodle that I cut in half but you can use any piece of foam or even a cardboard box. Please note that only adults should prepare this activity.
How To Use The Hammering Beginning Sounds Activity:
To begin this beginning sounds activity, your kids will select a construction kids card and identify the picture on it. Next, they will say the beginning sound of the picture. They will then find the nail with the letter that makes that sound and gently hammer it into the piece of foam using the toy hammer. Please note that adult supervision is required while your children are doing this activity. Your kids will continue hammering the beginning sounds until they have identifies all the sounds and hit all the nails.
This Hammering Beginning Sounds Activity is a hands-on, interactive way for your beginning readers to practice identifying beginning sounds. We’ve “hit the nail on the head” with this fun phonics activity!
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Download The Freebie:
Click on the pencil below to download and print the free phonics activity printables!