These beginning sound clip cards are a hands-on way to make learning fun and engaging for young learners! Students simply look at the picture on the sunflower and clip the letter that starts the word.

They are a great addition to your small reading groups or literacy centers.  For more literacy fun, check out our Ultimate Preschool Activity Pack in our shop!

Getting Ready

This activity was so easy to prep!

I printed the beginning sound clip cards (found in the download below) on white cardstock and laminated them for durability.

Then, I used my paper cutter to cut out the cards and grabbed a handful of clothespins for clipping the letters.

Beginning Sound Clip Cards

The clip cards include a picture for each letter of the alphabet so they were a great review for my kindergarteners.

Students started by picking a card.

They looked at the picture and said the picture name aloud.  Then, they determined what sound was at the beginning of the word.

In this example, the child slowly stretched out the word “octopus” and, recognizing the short /o/ at the start of the word, clipped the letter on the card.

Once students completed one card, they set it aside and repeated the same process for the next card.  Students continued working until they had clipped the beginning sound for all 26 clip cards in the set.

Since the letter “x” can be tricky for beginning sounds, I included two cards for the letter.

One card has a picture of a “xylophone” and one card has a picture of a “box.”

You can decide which card you would like to use with your students when using these beginning sound clip cards.

Helpful tip: A great way for students to self check these cards when they’re finished is to add a dot or a sticker on the back of the correct answer on the clip card. Then, they can flip the cards over and see if their clip spot matches the answer you marked.

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  1. Hi Malia, Thank you for your excellent ideas and freebies. I am a Kindergarten teacher who love teaching. I am always looking for new engaging and exciting ideas for my literacy centers and morning work bins. You have inspired and given me many ideas that I have incorporated into my plans and I just want to say, “Thank you.”

    1. Thank you so much, Geneva! We are so happy to hear from our online family-your kind words mean so much to us, we are here because of folks like you!
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  2. Hi there. I would love to download the Sunflower beginning sound clip cards. However, your download button will not work.

    Any suggestions?

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