Looking for an activity to help your child master letter sounds? Try this one!
Today I’m sharing another set of clip cards – this time, your child looks at the featured picture and clips the letter that begins its name.
This 52-card set comes with two cards for each letter. The green set is the simpler set. That’s because the letter sound choices are quite different from each other. Check out the sample above. The /p/ sound is made with the lips, the /m/ sound is made by keeping the lips together, and the /k/ sound is made at the back of the throat.
This card is part of the more challenging set. Whenever possible, I included two letters whose sounds are made in the same part of the mouth. In this case, /k/ and /g/ are both made in the back of the throat.
I used these clip cards with my Three, who is learning the alphabet and letter sounds through daily hands-on activities. While my older children would have had zero trouble with this at 3 1/2, my little guy is still working to identify the beginning sound of a word. Because of that, I gave him a lot of support for each card.
Before we started, we divided the cards into red and green and did just the simpler set. I also kept the vowels out, as he doesn’t know their sounds yet.
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Note: Whenever you see a letter in brackets (such as /k/), I am saying the letter’s sound and not its name.
“What’s this picture?”
“That’s right. Let’s look at the sounds. What does a “c” represent?”
“I don’t know.” (Often he remembered, but for the sake of this example we’ll pretend he didn’t.)
“/k/! Does penguin start with /k/?”
“/k/, /k/, penguin. No!”
“That’s right. How about the letter g? Let’s try it. /g/, /g/, genguin. Does that sound right?”
“What sound does p represent?”
“/p/. /p/, /p/, penguin. Yeah!”
He didn’t always have the correct answers, but by doing this activity together he’s learning how to hear the phonemes (individual sounds) in words. Such an important pre-reading skill!
We hope you can use these!
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Your website is so amazing. Thank you for letting us get it for free. Cannot wait to show them and learn them together with my own daughter and students.
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Many thanks for your ideas.
I used your begin words clip cards.
it was very useful and great way to keep her occupied during travelling.
I’m so glad these worked for you, Anne!
Do you have the intention to make ending sounds clip cards?
Not currently, but maybe down the line. Here’s one from another blogger: https://www.lizs-early-learning-spot.com/ending-sounds-transportation-clip-cards/
You’re very welcome, Lily!
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Hi, Lorie! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I’m thrilled you found my site and hope you find many things to help your summer learners! Feel free to send me an email if you’re wondering if I have a particular resource. It’s firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Thanks for these free materials,, it’s so helpful…
You’re very welcome!
hi anna..thanks for the free printables..i love all of them and they are so useful for my teaching and playing with my kids. For the 52 beginning sound clip card, sorry i have no idea for the picture of J and G. i only know Jellyfish and octopus what is the other. Thank you
One of the j pictures is jellybeans. The g pictures are glove and gumballs. Does that help?
Anna, I have been using your materials in my Kindergarten class for the past 2 years. I absolutely love all of your products and they have helped me kiddos in so many ways. Thank you for offering so many of your ideas for free!
Yay – so glad to hear that, Lisa! Thank you for being a long time reader! 🙂
All of your stuff is amazing and what is even more amazing is the fact that it is FREE! My students have loved everything so far 🙂
Thank you for all of your hard work!
I’m so glad to hear your students enjoy what you’re finding here, Kristen! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! 🙂
THANK YOU SO MUCH! YOU GOT GREAT IDEAS! I JUST START TEACHING CHILDREN FOR AGE 2,3, OR 4 ! I NEED LOTS OF INFORMATIONS FOR MY TEACHING! YOU ARE GREAT HELPER
You’re very welcome, Lynn!
I have been trying to download these, they are amazing, but the download stops and then locks up my pc, I have tried on a couple of different computers, it seems to be a problem on your end either adobe or something else. I was hoping you could look at it or maybe send them to me through my email. You are very talented and I really enjoy using your activities with my intervention groups Thank you.
I got it, I understand the issue now and the file worked. Thank you so much. I appreciate your hard work and my students love the activities. Wow your reply was so fast. Amazing.
So glad you got it to work, Karen!