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Waffle Beginning Sounds Activity

If you’re looking for a fun reading resource for your preschoolers and kindergarteners, try this free printable Waffle Beginning Sounds Activity.

Reading activities like this one are great for beginning readers, as it helps them to associate sounds with letters.

So next time you’re looking for a way to engage your young learners in practicing reading skills, give this activity a try.

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When your kids are just beginning to learn how to read, it’s important for them to start with mastering the sounds that the letters make.

Once they know the sounds of each letter, they can start putting those sounds together to make words.

By focusing on the sounds of each letter, your children will be able to build a strong foundation for reading that will help them as they continue to learn more difficult skills.

Getting Ready to Use the Waffle Initial Sounds Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • 26 Waffle Letter Cards
  • 26 Syrup Picture Cards

What Else Is Needed:

  • White Card Stock
  • Laminator
  • Laminating Pouches
  • Scissors

To prepare this phonics activity for your beginning readers, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Next, download and print the waffles and syrup bottles on white card stock.

You may want to laminate the printables too, so your kids can reuse the activity.

Then, cut out all the waffles and syrup bottles. 

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You can store all the pieces for this activity in a bag or box such as a pencil pouch or box for an easy literacy resource to set up or take on the go.

How to Use the Waffles & Syrup Beginning Sounds Activity:

For this phonics activity, your preschoolers and kindergarteners will pick a bottle of syrup and say the name of the picture on it. 

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They will also identify the sound that the picture begins with and the letter that makes that sound. 

Next, your kids will sort through the waffle letter cards to find the one that matches the picture card.

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When they find the correct card, your children will pair the waffle and syrup together.

For example, if your beginning readers pick the syrup bottle card with a “banana” on it.

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They will then will find the letter Bb waffle card and put the two together. 

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This Waffles & Syrup Beginning Sounds Activity is a fun way for your preschoolers and kindergarteners to practice identifying initial sounds! 

More Food Activities for Kids:

If you are looking for more food-themed activities, here are some of our favorite books and activities for young learners!

Food Books for Kids:

Pair these picture books about food with these resources to extend the activities and make learning fun!

Woodpecker Wants a Waffle by Steve Breen

Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast by Josh Funk

Pancakes For Breakfast by Tomie dePaola

Food Activities for Kids:

With these themed activities, your students can practice letter recognition, letter formation, and much more.

Pig & Pancakes Letter Recognition Activity

W is for Waffle Printables from Crystal and Comp

Fruit Letter Maze Worksheets

Breakfast Sequencing Activities from Homeschool Preschool 

Apple Alphabet Play Dough Mats

You May Also Like This Beginning Sounds Sorting Bundle:

These Beginning Sounds Sort Activities are a fun hands-on way for your kids to practice identifying letter sounds at the beginning of a word.

This year of themed letter sound sorting resources are perfect for literacy centers, morning tubs, or as an enrichment for early finishers.

Click on the picture to see the variety of sound sorting activities included in this bundle!

Download the Waffle & Syrup Initial Sounds Activity:

Fill out the form below with your name and email address to get this free printable initial sounds activity!