Santa is on vacation! See what he brought on his trip in the Summer Santa Beginning Sounds Activity.
Christmas literacy activities are a fun way for your students to practice identifying beginning sounds and the letters that make the sounds.
Clipping clothespins on the cards will help your young learners to develop their fine motor skills too.
One of the first things that kids learn when they’re starting to read is letter sounds.
When your kids can identify the phonemes of a word, it helps them to break it down into smaller pieces and figure out how to read it.
Using resources like this one helps your students to make the connection between letters and the sounds that they make.
Getting Ready to Use the Santa Initial Sounds Activity:
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- 26 Summer Santa Beginning Sounds Cards
What Else Is Needed:
- White Card Stock
- Laminating Pouches
- Small Manipulatives (optional)
To prepare this phonics activity for your kids, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
After receiving the email with the printables, download and print the cards on white card stock.
If you want to print more than two cards on a sheet of paper, click “multiple” in the printing option pop-up box in Adobe.
After printing, laminate each sheet of paper and cut the cards apart.
You can put the cards and clothespins in a small box or bag for a fun activity that is easy to set up.
How to Use the Christmas Beginning Sounds Activity:
For this phonics activity, your preschoolers and kindergarteners will pick a card and identify the picture on Santa’s suitcase.
Next, they will say the sound that the picture begins with and the letter that makes that sound.
Then, your students will clip a clothespin on the card to cover the letter.
They can also cover the letter with small manipulatives such as mini erasers, pom poms, or jingle bells.
Your kids will continue identifying what’s on Santa’s suitcase and the letters that make the pictures’ initial sounds until they complete the activity.
This Summer Santa Beginning Sounds Activity is a fun way for your students to work on beginning sounds and develop their fine motor skills this holiday season.
More Christmas Literacy Activities:
For even more holiday-themed fun, pair this activity with these books and other literacy resources.
Christmas Books for Kids:
Reading these picture books to your kids is a great way to extend this summer Santa activity.
Santa’s Year by Rik Peters
Santa Is Coming to the Beach by Steve Smallman
Christmas Literacy Activities for Kids:
With these themed activities, your students can practice letter recognition, writing strokes, and more.
Sight Word Santa Claus Activity from Books and Giggles
Santa Advent Calendar from The Primary Parade
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December is always a busy and stressful time of the year. You need lots of activities on hand to keep your kids engaged and learning.
This bundle of 30 low-prep, themed literacy activities is here to help! Click on the picture to learn more!
Download the Summer Santa Beginning Sounds Cards:
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