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Beginning Sounds Snowmen

Young learners will have fun practicing identifying Beginning Sounds while building these adorable, FREE Printable Phonics Snowmen.

FREE Beginning Sounds Snowmen - help prek and kindergarten age kids work on phonemic awareness with this free printable, hands on educational activity for winter. Perfect for literacy center or extra practcie at home #preschool #snowmanprintable #beginningsounds

Beginning Sounds

Are you wondering why teaching beginning sounds is so important?

Helping Prek and kindegarten students understand the sounds letters make alone is essential for developing readers and writers. Once kids understanding that letters come together with other letters and that their sounds make words they are able to transfer this knowledge to their reading and writing. But before you jump into phonics, students need a firm understanding on phonemic awareness. This means they are aware that words are made up of sounds! The easiset place to start is beginning sounds because, well, they come first!  Teaching students to find beginning sounds in words is super fun with this Snowmen activity for prek and kindergarten age kids.

snowman printable

Snowman Printable

Start out by printing the Snowman Beginning Sounds. You can do this by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and clicking on the text link that says download. Then open the pdf file and print the pages in color on cardstock and/or laminate for durability.

snowman beginning sounds

Preschool Phonics Activity

Cut the snowmen body parts apart. You are ready for the fun, winter themed phonemic awareness activity for preschoolers and kindergartners.

Hint: We like to store our pieces in a small ziplock bag for ease of use and reuse. Parents, teachers, and tutors can use this winter educational activity in literacy centers or as extra practice over and over again!

preschool phonics activity

Phonemic Awareness

For students just starting to listen for the sounds letters make, you may want to start by just giving them parts for a few snowmen at a time. Above we laid out the nowman pieces for letter r, letter y, letter q, and letter t.  The activity is easier the fewer the snowman you complete at the same time, the easier the activity is.

There is a snowman head with an attached top hat for each alphabet letter of the alphabet from A to Z. Have students tell you what sound the letter makes. (The r says “rrr”)  Then say the name of the picture on the snowball body part out loud, listening for the beginning sound of the word. Above students said rain and heard the rr sound at the begining. The preschooler then put the rain snowball below the R snowman. They will continue saying the picture names out loud for the remaining snowballs and sort them by beginning sound until each snowman is complete.

A complete snowman consiste of 3 snowballs – letter head and 2 additional snowballs with pictures on them. Sorting these images is great for practicing phonemic awareness!


Snowman Addition within 10 clip cards   S is for Snowman Unit for preschoolers Free Printable Snowman Emergent reader to practice counting to 10

Snowman Activity for Preschoolers

Looking for even more fun snowman activities for preschoolers during the month of January? You will love these fun, clever activities:

  • Snowman Printable Addition Within 10 Clip Cards – these super cute clip cards are a fun way for prek and kindegarten age kids to practice addition within 10
  • Melting Snowman Slime Recipe – fun recipe that allows kids to create their own one-of-a-kind snowmen over and over again
  • Circle Snowman Craft – looking for a simple and super cute snowman craft for kids to make in January? You will love this one!
  • 31 January Activities for Kids – looking for even more creative preschool activities for winter, check out these clever ideas!
  • S is for Snowman – this preschool letter s unit for winter has so many fun ideas!
  • Snowman Pritnable Emergent Reader – this free printable is a fun way for young learners to practice counting to 10 while gaining confidence reading
  • Printable Snowman Coloring Pages – these super cute winter coloring sheets are great for working on beginning sounds and building vocabulary too
  • Snowman Puffy Paint Recipe – this epic recipe is sure to be a hit with everyone!

Don’t miss these free alphabet printables for making learning your ABCs fun and engaging! We also have lots of free preschool math, preschool crafts, books for preschoolers, and playdough mats. Plus we have lots of  clever ideas in our preschool themes with a full weeks worth of educational activities.

Phonemic Awareness hands on activity with a winter snowman theme for preschoolers and kindergartners

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Preschool Play and Learn. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of and where she shares more than 100,000 pages of FREE worksheets,& educational ideas for PreK-8th grade.

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