Young learners will have fun practicing identifying Beginning Sounds while building these adorable, FREE Printable Phonics Snowmen.
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.
- Free Beginning Sounds Worksheets – no prep activity for practicing recognitizing beginning sounds with bingo dauber markers
- Penguin Beginning Sounds Match – cute winter themed activity for practicing matching letters with the sounds they make
- Beginning Sounds Clip Cards – fun, hands on activity for practicing; this activity is self checking!
- Alphabet Letters Beginning Sounds Match – clever board game that has kids clip pictures to practice matching beginning sounds
- Phonics Hot Chocolate & Marshmallow Matching – this winter themed beginning sounds matching activity is a fun way for kids to practice phonemic awareness
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!
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 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 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 – fun recipe that allows kids to create their own one-of-a-kind snowmen over and over again
- Circle Snowman Winter 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 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!
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