If your child already knows his letters well, then the next step is the sounds of the alphabet and building vocabulary. These beginning sound clipcards are super easy to prep. It helps develop literacy as well as fine motor skills.

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Set It Up

For this activity you will need:

  • Paper

  • Printer

  • Clothespins, paperclips or other form of marking the correct answer

  • Optional: Laminator

Below are the supplies I use personally at home. After doing so many printable activities, I’ve found that it’s most helpful to always have these basic supplies on hand.

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Start It Up

These beginning sound clipcards are the next step after learning the letters of the alphabet.

Simply print out the pages and cut them up into individual cards then ask your child to match the beginning sound and the image.  

This is a sample of one of the paid products available at my store. The full product contains 8 alphabet sets. There are 2 sets of images and 4 game types:

  • Choosing the correct uppercase letter to match an image

  • Choosing the correct lowercase letter to match an image

  • Choosing the correct image to match an uppercase letter

  • Choosing the correct image to match a lowercase letter

Pair It Up

For more practice on beginning sounds, check out this firefighter-themed puzzle activity.

Clipcards are great because you can prep them once and use them time and time again especially once they are laminated and durable. They make a great file folder activity. You could pair up this literacy activity with my Spring Counting Clipcards.

Learning Resources Alphabet Marks The Spot Floor Mat – This mat can be used for early letter recognition, first sound fluency, matching a given picture to a letter with the same beginning sound, matching uppercase to lowercase, etc. The possibilities are really endless. It’s very easy to clean as well.

Scholastic Teacher’s Friend Beginning Sounds Learning Puzzles – 20 x 5-piece puzzles that target a specific letter. The letter is in the middle and it’s surrounded by 4 other puzzle pieces showing pictures of objects that start with the letter.