This beginning sound game gives kids some fun practice with learning to identify beginning sounds. With cute animals and colorful hot air balloons, it is sure to be a hit for any child working on this skill!
The hot air balloons are four different colors, which makes cards matching a little easier for beginning learners. The pictures on the cards are positioned slightly unevenly, so kids can self-check their matching. If two cards fit perfectly, it is most probably a correct match!
It’s also a great opportunity to learn about different animals and their names (including an exception- a letter U for a legendary creature, the unicorn).
This game is easy to prepare, which is perfect for busy teachers and parents!
The PDF printable includes 8 pages of 52 printable cards.
Included animals: alligator, butterfly, cow, dog, elephant, frog, giraffe, hedgehog, iguana, jellyfish, koala, lion, monkey, newt, orangutan, penguin, quetzal, rabbit, sheep, turtle, unicorn, vole, whale, xiphias, yak and zebra.
TO PREP: Print out the cards. Print on cardstock or laminate for extra durability. Cut out the cards on the lines.
TO PLAY: Let your little ones match the beginning sound of each animal’s name to the letter that represents that sound. Have fun!