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Hammering Beginning Sounds Activity

Are you looking for fun reading activities? This Hammering Beginning Sounds Activity is an engaging and entertaining way for your kids to practice identifying initial sounds. We’ve “hit the nail on the head” with this phonics activity!


Pre-Reading Activity

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!


Phonics Activity for Beginning Readers


Getting Ready To Use The Hammering Beginning Sounds Activity:

What’s Included:

  • Construction Kids Beginning Sound Cards
  • Nail Heads (Grey Circles with Letters)


What Else Is Needed:

  • Golf Tees
  • Grey Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors 
  • Glue
  • Foam 
  • Toy Hammer
  • White Card Stock or Copy Paper
  • Laminator and Laminating Pouches


To prepare this phonics activity, click on the button below and fill out the form. Then, 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. 


Phonics Activity for Pre-Readers


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. 


Pre-Reading Skills


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. 


Initial Sounds 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.


Phonics Activity


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 the sounds and hit all the nails. 


Beginning Readers


This Hammering Beginning Sounds Activity is a hands-on, interactive way for your beginning readers to practice identifying beginning sounds. 



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Beginning Sounds Activity


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Monday 13th of September 2021

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