Looking for beginning sounds worksheets? We’ve got a set of 26!
In the download, you’ll get one page for every letter of the alphabet. Each page focuses on a single sound, even for letters which have two sounds (a, e, i, o, u, g, and c) . By naming the big picture at the bottom right, your child will be able to figure out the sound of the focus letter. (“/a/ /a/ Alligator.”)
I brought out the letter J page to try with my two-year-old (his birthday’s next month). We began with J because it’s the first letter of his name. He doesn’t recognize most of the alphabet, but he’s excited whenever he finds a J: “J is my letter!”
I wasn’t sure what to expect, because we haven’t done a lot of focused learning yet. As it turned out, he was in no way ready for these! I named each picture, slowly emphasizing the beginning sound, and comparing it to the /j/ sound.
“Look at the first picture. Envelope. /eh/, /eh/, envelope.” Do you hear a “j” sound?”
Even after working through the whole page, it was clear that he wasn’t grasping the concept of “beginning sounds.” However, he loved naming the pictures after I did and covering them with the poker chips.
All this means is that he doesn’t have the phonemic awareness skill of isolating a word’s beginning sound. No matter! We’ll be working on phonemic awareness and learning about the alphabet at an appropriate pace beginning in January. It will all come together in time!
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How can you use these?
- As a together time activity for your young child who is just starting to learn letters and sounds (that’s what we’ll be doing!)
- As a review for an older preschooler or kindergartner who has a good grasp of the alphabet
How should you store these?
I left enough space at the top for you to hole punch them and put them in a binder. If you print on cardstock, they’ll be nice and sturdy. No need to laminate unless you expect to get a lot of use out of them… if you’ll be using these beginning sounds worksheets in the classroom, laminating is a great idea!
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Letter Sound Games & Activities
This incredible bundle includes a huge variety of printables for teaching beginning, middle, and final sounds!
I am dying to try out this letter sound cover game but the click here link takes me to a Perry real estate site.
Is there any way I could get this awesome set of worksheets emailed to me?
Thank you so much for any help you can give.
This is Kate, Anna’s assistant. Sorry you had trouble! The green box that says, “To get your free printable, CLICK HERE” is the box you want. Be sure to click it right in the middle so you don’t accidentally click on an ad. Enjoy these activity pages!
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Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing freebie materials in this crazy , stressful time!!! Your sharing is very much appreciated…stay healthy 🙂
SHERLEY ANN C. CUARTERO
Hello…Your Instructional Materials is a great help as we teachers in the philippine specifically in Kindergarten to grade 3 are obliged to put up Literacy and Numeracy Station in our own classrooms..SALAMAT ,,…a Big thanks to http://www.themeasuredmom.com.. to teacher Anna..Thank you
You’re welcome, Sherley!
Hi Anna, I love your resource! But got confused. For example the letter o and y represent different beginning sounds. Would be great if specify the teaching sound.
I focus on short vowel sounds for most of my activities, since they’re harder to learn. I’m not sure what you mean by y having two sounds, though.
I just mean that, for example, words yak and yo-yo have different beginning sounds, but the same letter. Am I wrong?
Maybe we have different accents, but to me those are the same sound.
I love love love your resources. I am a teacher and your resources are helping me move away from worksheets.
Thanks a ton for doing us a service by preparing all these resources.
God bless you!
I am thrilled to hear that, Dipti! Thank you so much for your kind comment.
Nirmala G Krishnan
Lovely printables! Really helpful for my literacy sessions. I am able to work with the unique type of worksheets. Thank you so much for your passion and effort.
You’re very welcome, Nirmala, and I’m so glad you can use them!
I use these letter sound pages in my pre-k classroom and they are wonderful! Thank you so much for offering these great resources!
Yay – I’m so glad to hear you can use these, Cindi!
Thanks a lot for allowing me down load some of your worksheets . The “letter sounds” material is really great. Well done and thanks again.
You’re very welcome, Sam! Thank you for your kind comment.
Thanks so much, this is perfect. I am a remedial teacher and it’s difficult to find worksheets that engage a child without causing them to feel it’s too babyish. The children love the hands -activity and willingly accept a challenge to race against me, or each other. They think of it as a game and make no fuss about the level (though this is what they need as children with learning difficulties).
That’s wonderful, Michelle! I love that you’re turning it into a happy competition. Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know how this is working for your students. That helps me so much when planning future printables.
Just wanted to say thank you. I just found these and my kiddo enjoyed the change of pace. It was great practice for the beginning sound we are working on. I am so grateful you create and share for free. It’s a huge blessing to homeschool families.
Thank you so much for taking the time to comment, Sarah! I’m so glad your little one enjoyed these. I love to create, and I’m thankful that homeschoolers can use my resources. 🙂
These are wonderful! Thank you so much! I printed up several copies to laminate and use with clear flat marbles.
Yay – so glad you can use these, Cindi! My kids love glass gems too.
I love your resources! I use some of the initial sound activities for speech sound practice. It would be great to see initial digraph ones too!
I like that idea, Cari! Make sure you’re signed up for my newsletter so that if/when I have them available you’ll be able to grab them right away. 🙂
I am not finding the link to download the free letter sound worksheets on this page. Can you help?
Toward the end of the post, it says “Get the full set HERE.” Click on the word “HERE.”
I have been looking for your alphabet activity which involves letters printed across the top and the st. matches with either the same letter or lowercase right under it in a grid form. It is a sm. looking card on card stock. I think this is your idea and was wanting to print it. Thanks for all the great activities you create for learning!
What do you mean by “st.”?
I came to your site from a link and just want to say thank you. These are fantastic for my three and four year old preschoolers. I will be using them in small groups but I will laminate them first for durability. Thanks again. I will definitely be a regular visitor.
I’m so happy to hear that you can use my materials, Beverly, and thanks so much for visiting! I hope you keep finding lots you can use with your preschoolers!
For some reason, I cannot save any of your free materials. Am I doing something wrong? After I press the save button, chrome tells me that it has failed and that there is no file. I can print fine, but not save. Help!!! An aside, I also use and LOVE MS-publisher. thanks, HLC
Are you right clicking on the word HERE and hitting “save as”?
Thankyou for making these great resources. I remember having the time to do things like this when I first started teaching but not any more. I’m glad there are those like you that can do this for me now.
I’m glad you can use them, Marisa!
Hi i love your printables, you labeled the 26 free beginning sounds worksheets rhyming clip cards. Keep up the excellent work,
Thanks for catching that, Tanishe – I finally changed it. 🙂
I am also a teacher-turned-SAHM. I’m in my 2nd year of homeschooling my now 5yo daughter and am expecting #4 in a couple of months. I just want to let you know I’ve found lots of fun and useful stuff on your site for my 5 & 3yos.I really appreciate your great ideas and FREE printable! Bless you for your willingness to share!
Hello, Stephanie! I’m so glad you’re finding things here to use with your children. Congratulations on your upcoming baby! I hope you have a smooth transition into being a mom of four. I found going from 2-3 was really tough, but 3-4 and 4-5 were very smooth transitions — well, as smooth as adding a baby to your family can be. 🙂
Anna can you suggest me how can i make learning journals. and suggest some good weekly plans. I will be very thankful to u
Hello! What do you mean by learning journals?
well Anna thanks for sharing this wonderful resources and i am kindergarten teacher, as i am new in this field, it’s very very helpful.thanks once again.
I’m so glad you can use them!
Thank you so much for this activity. Can’t wait to use this with my kids!
You’re very welcome, Cheree – have fun! 🙂
What an amazing resource! Thanks so much for sharing!
You’re welcome, Kelly – thanks so much for stopping by!
I am a preschool teacher and I am so happy to find your free printable’s. Thank you so much. Kristy
You’re very welcome, Kristy – I hope you find a lot of things to use here!
Do you have any clip worksheets that help students with ENDING sounds?
Not yet, but I’m putting it on my to do list!
Awesome, can’t wait! These are great! Thank you!
You’re very welcome!
Thankyou very much for sharing these! The are fantastic!
So glad you can use them!
Great for reviewing vocabulary and sounds, and when they make a match they get to keep the chip. Going to laminate mine.
I just wanted to say that I really appreciate all of the wonderful resources you create and share. They have been such a great resource for my classroom. Thanks for all of your hard work!
You’re very welcome, Jill!
This is very helpful. Will use these worksheet with my 4 years old. She can recognize begining sounds and these will be fun to review our sounds.
Don’t know how to print it out
I am just wondering what program or software you use in order to make your beautiful worksheets. I can’t seem to find any French worksheets anywhere and I want to make some for my girls, since we are French. Thanks.
Hi Celine! I use MS Publisher. It’s very easy to use, and I love it!