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Valentine’s Day Beginning Sounds Activity

Make learning letter sounds something your students LOVE with this low-prep Valentine’s Day Beginning Sound Activity!

With Valentine literacy activities like this one, your kids will practicing sorting and matching the beginning sounds to the letter.

Valentine Letter Sound Sorting Activity

This letter sounds activity is perfect for your students to do independently.

You can add this resource to your February literacy centers, morning tubs, or as an enrichment activity for early finishers.

Skills Covered:

With this activity, your students will work on several pre-reading and beginning reading skills including:

  • Letter Recognition
  • Beginning Sounds
  • Sound Discrimination
Valentine Beginning Sounds Activity

Getting Ready to Use the Valentine Beginning Sounds Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • 26 Jar with Letters
  • 1 Blank Jar
  • 132 Candy Hearts with Pictures
  • Beginning Sound Recording Sheets

There are 5 hearts for every letter except there are 2 for the letter X. There are also 5 hearts that end with the letter X.

What Else Is Needed:

To prepare this activity for your students, print the jars and candy hearts on white card stock.

Next, laminate the printables and cut out the jars and candy hearts.

Beginning Sounds Sorting Activity

Then, print the recording sheets on paper and make as many copies as you need.

How to Use the Valentine’s Day Letter Sounds Activity:

First, your students will pick a jar and identify the capital and lowercase letters on it.

Reading Activity

Next, they will sort through the candy heart picture cards to find the ones that begin with that letter.

If your kids pick the letter Bb jar, for example, they will look for the candy hearts with pictures of a book, bike, bat, butterfly, and bee.

Letter Sounds Activity

When your young learners find the five candy hearts that begin with the letter sound, they will put them in the jar.

Initial Sounds Activity

They will then continue sorting through the candy hearts and filling the jars until they complete the activity.

Extensions and Modifications:

You can extend or modify this activity to meet the needs of your students:

  • If your students are just starting to learn the letter sounds, start with just a few letters at a time. As they learn the letter sounds, you can add more every time they complete this activity.
  • Put the candy hearts in a tub or container filled with rice, sand, or shredded paper to add some sensory play to this activity.

However you use this Valentine’s Day Beginning Sounds Activity, your kids are sure to love it!

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Beginning Sounds Activity

More Valentine’s Day Literacy Activities:

Pair this letter sounds activity with with these themed books and activities for even more fun on Valentine’s Day!

Valentine Books for Kids:

Your students will love reading these picture books and celebrating the upcoming holiday.

Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is Cool by James Dean

How to Catch a Loveosaurus by Alice Walstead

The Night Before Valentine’s Day by Natasha Wing

Valentine Literacy Activities for Kids:

With these themed activities, your young learners can practice reading CVC words, sequencing, and more.

Valentine Sight Word Activity

Valentine’s Day CVC Words Activity

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose Sequencing Activity

You May Also Like These Valentine’s Day Morning Tubs:

These Valentine’s Day Morning Tubs are fun, hands-on activities that can be used to learn and review literacy and math concepts.

This set includes 5 literacy and 5 math morning tubs that your preschoolers or kindergarteners are sure to love!

Click on the picture to learn more about the different resources included in this bundle! 

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