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Zoo Beginning Sounds Bingo Game

Do you have kids who are just starting to learn their letters and sounds? If so, this free printable Zoo Beginning Sounds Bingo Game is perfect for you!

The game features different animals, each with their own corresponding letter and initial sound.

Zoo literacy activities like this one are a great way to help your children practice their skills while having fun at the same time.

Initial Sounds Bingo Game

This free printable phonics activity is perfect for young learners in any early elementary classroom or homeschool.

Simply print out the cards and grab some Bingo markers, and you’re ready to play!

Not only is this game great for reinforcing beginning sounds, but it’s also a lot of fun!

Getting Ready to Use the Zoo Bingo Game:

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What’s Included:

  • 5 Zoo Beginning Sounds Bingo Cards
  • 26 Letter Calling Cards

What Else Is Needed:

  • White Card Stock
  • Laminator
  • Laminating Pouches
  • Scissors
  • Bingo Markers

To prepare this phonics activity for your beginning readers, click on the button below and fill out the form.

Next, download and print this Bingo and calling cards on white card stock.

Beginning Sounds Game

Then, laminate the printables so your kids can play the game again. After laminating, cut the calling cards apart.

Finally, get the counters that you want your children to use. They can be mini erasers, pom poms, two-color counters, or any other small manipulative.

How to Use the Zoo Beginning Sounds Game:

To begin playing this beginning sounds game, your students will each select a Bingo card.

You may want to review the zoo animal pictures on the cards and their sounds before playing, so your children can practice identifying any unknown ones.

Next, the bingo caller will pick a calling card and say the letter on it.

Initial Sounds Activity

Then, your kids will search for a picture on their bingo card that begins with that letter sound.

Some cards have more than one animal. The zoo animals for the letter Ee, for example, are eagle and elephant.

If they have the picture on their card, they will cover it with a marker. 

Phonics Activity

The zoo animals are also pictured on the calling cards so your students can check to see if they are correct.

When your kids have marked 4 pictures in a row or their entire board, they can call out “Bingo!” They win the game!

Zoo Animals A to Z:

The calling cards have at least one animal for every letter of the alphabet. Here is a list of the animals for your reference:

A: Alligator

B: Bear

C: Cheetah

D: Dolphin

E: Elephant and Eagle

F: Flamingo, Fish, Frog, and Fox

G: Giraffe and Gorilla

H: Hippo

I: Iguana

J: Jaguar

K: Kangaroo and Koala

L: Lion

M: Monkey

N: Newt

O: Ostrich

P: Polar Bear, Parrot, Penguin, and Panda

Q: Quail

R: Rhino and Raccoon

S: Sloth and Snake

T: Tiger, Turtle, and Toucan

U: Umbrella Bird

V: Vulture

W: Walrus

X: X-ray Fish

Y: Yak

Z: Zebra

Beginning Sounds Activity

This Zoo Beginning Sounds Bingo Game is a fun phonics activity for beginning readers who are learning letter sounds!

More Zoo Literacy Activities:

If you want to extend this zoo-themed activity, you can pair it with these books and other literacy resources.

Zoo Books for Kids:

To learn more about the animals that live at the zoo, share these fiction and non-fiction books with your children.

View at the Zoo by Kathleen Long Bostrom  

Life at the Zoo by Michael George

What Do You Do If You Work At The Zoo? by Steve Jenkins

Zoo Literacy Activities for Kids:

These zoo-themed activities are an engaging and entertaining way for your children to learn and review literacy concepts.

Zoo Syllable Sort Activity

Z is for Zebra Craft from Crystal and Comp

If I Ran the Zoo Writing Activity

Zoo Vocabulary Words for Preschoolers by Homeschool Preschool

Zoo Animals Cut & Paste Book

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Download the Zoo Beginning Sounds Activity:

To get these free printable zoo beginning sounds Bingo game, click on the button below and fill out the form.

Sylvia Fagin

Tuesday 7th of June 2022

What is the animal on the "O" card and on the "U" card?!

ABC's of Literacy

Tuesday 7th of June 2022

The animal on the "Oo" card is an ostrich and the animal on the "Uu" card is an umbrella bird. The other animals on the cards are listed above. Hope your kids have fun playing this game!