Raindrop Beginning Sound Match

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!

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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!

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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

  2. Tammy

    You’re sight is very difficult to navigate. I have had nothing but problems trying to download things.

    • Ashley

      Hi Tammy,
      Thanks for reaching out. I’m sorry you’re having trouble downloading. We never want that.
      Please check to be sure you’ve enabled pop-ups from our site. Even if you’ve been able to download before, the site was recently updated and you may need to do so again. We also recommend using the Chrome browser. For instructions on how to enable pop ups in Chrome, you can check out THIS ARTICLE.
      You can also check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help. If you still can’t get it to work, you can email me at hello@playdoughtoplato.com and I will get it to you.
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador



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