Must-Play Beginning Sound Games

As children learn how to read, the part of words they are able to isolate and spell first are beginning sounds. It is as though their brain works so hard to pull apart that first sound that the rest of the letters just melt away.

These eleven beginning sound games are the perfect combination of fun and effective for kids! Children will be ready to move on to ending sounds in no time.

Take a peek inside the activity pack and then grab your set in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Beginning Sound Games! Lots of fun beginning sound activities and literacy centers.

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All eleven beginning sound games are kid-tested and approved! Children solve beginning sound ice cream puzzles.

Fun beginning sound match up!

They grab clothespins and clip the first sound they hear.

Clip the beginning sounds!

Students sort words into the correct jars.

Sort words into the correct jar!

They spin a paperclip and color the letter that matches.

Spin a word and color the beginning sound that matches.

Students grab some magnetic letters or letter tiles and place them in the right spot.Place a magnetic letter on each beginning sound.

And, when they’re ready for review, they cut apart the letters and glue them in place.Cut apart the letters and glue them on the correct beginning sound.

Young pirates race to reach the treasure first – naming words that start with each letter along the way.

Roll the die and name a word that starts with the letter where you land.

They travel through the robot workshop…

Play Robot Race!

And dive under water.Head underwater for a beginning sound dive

Solve mystery beginning sounds…

Solve mystery beginning sounds

And so much more!

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Download your Beginning Sound Activity Pack in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Beginning Sound Games! Lots of fun beginning sound activities and literacy centers.

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  1. connie

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Ashley

      You are very welcome, Connie!
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador



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