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Pumpkin Beginning Sounds Sort Activity

Are you looking for fun, fall-themed  reading activities for your beginning readers? This Pumpkin Beginning Sounds Sort Activity is an engaging and entertaining way for your kids to practice identifying initial sounds this autumn.


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Pumpkin Beginning Sounds Sort Activity:

You can use this hands-on activity as you are teaching your children the letter sounds. You can start will just one or two sounds.


When they become confident with those, you can add more letters. As they learn the sounds, your kids can match those letters and pictures independently. 


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What’s Included:

  • 26 Wagons with Letters
  • 128 Pumpkins with Pictures 


There is one wagon for every letter of the alphabet. For each wagon, there are five pumpkin except there are only three for the letter “x.”


What Else Is Needed:


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To prepare this activity for your kids, click on the link to purchase it. After downloading the resource, print the wagons and pumpkins on white card stock.


Next, laminate the printables so your children can reuse this activity over and over. Finally, cut the wagons and pumpkins out.


You many want to store the pieces of this resource in a plastic folder or resealable bag. 


How To Use The Pumpkin Beginning Sounds Sort Activity:

For this beginning sounds activity, your children will pick a wagon. They will then identify the letter on it and say the sound that the letter makes. 


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Next, your kids will sort through the pumpkins to find the ones with pictures that begin with the sound that the letter on their wagon makes. 


When they find a pumpkin, your young learners will put it “in” their wagon. They will continue sorting through the pumpkins until they have found all five.


Phonics Activity


If your children select the letter “S s” wagon, they will go through the pumpkins to look for the pictures of the sun, squirrel, sock, snake, and saw. As they find those pictures, your kids will put the pumpkins in their wagon. 


If your children have just begun learning the letter sounds, start with just one or two wagons. As they learn, you can add more wagons and pumpkins each time they do this activity. 


initial sound activity


This fall-themed Pumpkin Beginning Sounds Sort Activity is a fun, hands-on way for you to introduce initial sounds to your kids or have them practice independently.



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Beginning Sound Activity


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