Have you been looking for an initial sounds activity? You’re in LUCK! Grab this fun, hands-on St. Patrick’s Day Beginning Sounds Activity!
St. Patrick’s Day Literacy Activities like this one are a way for your preschoolers and kindergarteners to practice beginning reading skills like identifying letters and sounds.
Your students can do this letter sounds activity independently during literacy centers or morning tubs. You can also add it to your early finishers bin.
You can also use it during your small groups or as an intervention resource for your beginning readers.
Getting Ready to Use the Pot of Gold Beginning Sounds Activity:
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- 26 Pots with Letters
- 1 Blank Pot
- 132 Gold Coins with Pictures
- Beginning Sound Recording Sheets
There are 5 gold coins for every letter except there are 2 for the letter X. There are also 5 gold coins that end with the letter X.
What Else Is Needed:
To prepare this activity for your students, print the pots and gold coins on white card stock.
Next, laminate the printables and cut out the pots and gold coins.
Then, print the recording sheets on paper and make as many copies as you need.
How to Use the St. Patrick’s Day Letter Sounds Activity:
First, your preschoolers and kindergarteners will pick a pot and identify the capital and lowercase letters on it.
Next, they will sort through the gold coin picture cards to find the ones that begin with that letter.
If your kids pick the letter Ll pot, for example, they will look for the gold coins with pictures of the leaf, lake, ladder, lamb, and lamp.
When your students find the five gold coins with pictures that begin with the letter sound, they will put them on or in the pot.
They will then continue sorting through the gold coins and filling the pots until they complete the activity.
Extensions and Modifications:
You can extend or modify this activity to meet the needs of your students:
- If you attach the pots to small paper bags or boxes, your students put the gold coins in the pots.
- For even more fun, put the coins around your classroom and have your kids search for them.
- Put the gold coins in a tub or container filled with rice, sand, or shredded paper to add some sensory play to this activity.
This St. Patrick’s Day Beginning Sounds Activity is a fun way for your students to work on letter recognition and sounds this March!
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More St. Patrick’s Day Literacy Activities:
Pair this letter sounds activity with with these themed books and activities for even more fun on St. Patrick’s!
St. Patrick’s Day Books:
Your preschoolers and kindergarteners will love reading these picture books and celebrating the upcoming holiday.
The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day by Natasha Wing
St. Patrick’s Day by Gail Gibbons
How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace
St. Patrick’s Day Literacy Activities:
With these themed activities, your students can practice counting syllables, reading CVC words, and more.
You May Also Like These St. Patrick’s Day Morning Tubs:
These St. Patrick’s Day Morning Tubs are fun, hands-on activities that your preschoolers or kindergarteners can use to learn and review concepts.
With these 10 literacy and 10 math activities, your students will work on letter recognition, beginning sounds, shapes, and much more!
Click on the picture to learn more about the resources included in this St. Patrick’s Day Morning Tubs bundle!
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