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There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Beginning Sound Activity

Are your kids having fun learning the ABC’s with the There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed The ABC’s Letter Recognition Activity? To differentiate that activity, we created this There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Beginning Sound Activity for pre-readers who are learning initial sounds

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Beginning Sound Activity

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Beginning Sound Activity:

This picture book activity is a fun way for pre-readers and beginning readers to practice identifying beginning sounds.

You can use this phonics resource as a literacy center, small group activity, morning tub, or as an enrichment activity for early finishers. 

Getting Ready To Use There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Beginning Sound Activity:

What’s Included:

  • Old Lady Picture
  • Picture Cards (2 sets)

There are two sets of picture cards. The first set includes all food items that begin with every letter of the alphabet. (U is Ugli fruit, V is vegetables, and X is Ximenia)

The second set includes pictures that would be “silly” for the old lady to swallow just like in the book. You can use either set or combine the together for even more fun. 

What Else Is Needed:

  • There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed The ABC’s by Lucille Colandro
  • White Card Stock or Copy Paper 
  • Scissors 
  • Paper Bag or Cardboard Box
  • Glue

Beginning Sounds Activity

To prepare this phonics activity, click on the button below and fill out the form. Then, download and print the picture of the old lady and whatever set of beginning sound cards you want to use.

Next, laminate the beginning sound picture cards so your kids can use them over and over. Then, cut the old lady and picture cards out.

Finally, tape or glue the old lady on a paper bag or cardboard box and cut out the mouth. 

How To Use The There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Beginning Sound Activity:

After reading the book There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed The ABC’s by Lucille Colandro, your kids can use this phonics activity to practice beginning sounds.

To play, they will pick a picture card and identify the sound that it begins with as they “feed” it to the old lady.

If your kids selects the card with the strawberry on it, they will say the /s/ sound as they feed the strawberry to the lady. 

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Beginning Sound Activity

This There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Beginning Sound Activity is a fun, hands-on way for pre-readers and beginning readers to work on identifying initial sounds and their fine motor skills.

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There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Beginning Sound Activity

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Jessica

Sunday 10th of October 2021

Hi! I’d like to download this freebie,l, but cannot. There is no link for me to click on. Can you kindly email it to me? I just finished downloading the letter recognition activity and that worked but this one isn’t working.

ABC's of Literacy

Monday 11th of October 2021

Hi Jessica, I fixed the glitch so you can download the activity now. Hope your kids like it!

Christina

Saturday 9th of October 2021

I would love to do this old lady who are with my delayed taking kido but I can’t seem to figure out what form to fill out to get the printable

ABC's of Literacy

Monday 11th of October 2021

Hi Christina, I fixed the glitch so you can download the resource now. Hope your kids enjoy the activity!

Ann

Wednesday 6th of October 2021

Great idea

Dorothy

Tuesday 5th of October 2021

Thank you. Great ideas.

Ellery Jn Marie

Saturday 20th of March 2021

Love these activities!