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Beginning Sound Clip Cards - Apple Themed Activity

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: K - 1

Apply letter-sound correspondence and beginning word sounds with an apple-themed letter recognition game.

Recognizing letters and the sounds they make is the first step in creating a love for reading. 

And the first place to start is with beginning letter sounds! 

In our beginning sound clip card activity students will identify objects in images and identify the initial sound by clipping a clothespin to the answer.

Practice Pairing Letters & Sounds with Our Beginning Sounds Game

This resource can be used as a reading center activity, with your guided reading group, or as a full class activity to practice applying letter-sound correspondence and beginning sounds.

Included with your download:

  • 24 Initial Sound Clip Cards (Color and Black and White)
  • Answer Key

Initial Sounds Scaffolding & Extension Tips

Allow students to write down the entire word of each card they complete in their notebook; Once all cards are complete, challenge students to sort cards by their initial sounds; After every complete card, allow students to come up with a new word that has the same initial sound. 

Invite students to use a visual reminder, such as a beginning sounds anchor chart or an alphabet chart to sound out words they may struggle with. 

Check out 10 helpful scaffolding strategies here! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Print the task cards on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all sound game parts in a folder or large envelope for storage and easy access.

Before You Download

Use the drop-down icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. 


This resource was created by Lisamarie Del Valle, a teacher in Florida and a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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