Raindrop Beginning Sound Match

Mar 29, 2019

Beginning sound match for ages 4 to 6.

Rain, Rain, Go Away…” Are you having some rainy days this spring, too?

Even if you aren’t, this raindrop beginning sound match is a great alphabet activity to add to your spring literacy centers!

Scroll below to grab your freebie and then make sure to hop over and snag our entire beginning sound activity pack for even more fun.

Help your pre-k and kindergarten kids learn their beginning sounds with the free rainy day match from Playdough to Plato!

Getting Ready

We love easy-prep centers, so this one is a hit for students AND teachers!

To prep the game, I simply printed out the umbrellas and raindrops on cardstock and laminated them to keep them sturdy and reusable.

Then, I cut out the 26 a-z umbrellas and the 26 a-z picture raindrops to get our matching game all set.

You can choose to play with all 26 letters at once, or you can use just a few at a time depending on the needs and levels of your students.

Since we were going to play this as a review in my class, I showed my students how to match up the raindrops to their umbrellas, and I decided to have all 26 letters in play at once.

Kids can match the right umbrella to the correct raindrop in this free game from Playdough to Plato.

Raindrop Beginning Sound Match

First, we lined up the umbrellas from a-z in one long line. This is great for practice with alphabetical order!

Then, we took turns pulling a raindrop and saying the picture name:

“Donut…./d/…donut – it starts with d!” 

Once we knew the sound, we found the raindrop’s matching umbrella in the line and paired them up!

We kept pulling raindrops and matching them to their umbrellas until all 26 letters had been paired.

Tip: You could easily make this game self-correcting by writing the correct letter of the alphabet on the back of each raindrop. Kids can match up the raindrops, and then turn them over to see if they were correct!

Help your pre-k and kindergarten kids learn their beginning sounds with the free rainy day match from Playdough to Plato!

Ready for some rainy day fun?

Grab your freebie by clicking the button below and then hop over and grab our entire beginning sound activity pack from our store or on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Eleven beginning sound games are the perfect combination of fun and learning for pre-k and kindergarten kids. Grab the whole pack from Playdough to Plato.

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  1. Jackie

    I love your activities!
    I’ve been trying to download the freebie of the Rain Drop Beginning Sounds and it keeps saying it’s trying to submit but never goes through. I’d love to use this in my class for our Weather Theme. Please let me know if there is any suggestions what to do. Thank you!

    • Ashley

      Hi Jackie,
      Thanks for reaching out. I’m sorry you’re having trouble downloading. We never want that. Please check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help. You’ll also want to make sure you have the most recent version of Adobe Reader Other and that you’re allowing pop ups from our site. If you still can’t get it to work, you can email me at hello@playdoughtoplato.com
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador



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