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Hands on Free Phonics Lessons for Preschool and Kindergarten

Play this super cute beginning sounds free phonics lessons when you need some more activities to help kids develop letter and sound phonetic skills. 

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Not only do preschoolers get to practice identifying beginning sounds, but they will also be refining their gross motor skills, fine motor skills and more. 

Free interactive beginning sounds games

We played this game several time awhile in lockdown. The kids absolutely loved it. It would go for a stretch of an hour sometimes as they run around and try to look for the ‘koalas’. 

This printable include a large display of a tree with koalas on it. Inside the koala faces are beginning sound letter pictures that learners will identify. 

You will also program a set of sticky notes with the corresponding letters. 

You can use this set of koala themed sticky notes instead to make this game more ‘real’ so the kids feel like they are actually saving koalas. 

Beginning sounds activities, phonics lessons and games koala tree match with post it notes, a movement game kids will love to repeat over and over again! Get the SATPIN tree free.

How to play this beginning sounds game:

If the child finds the letter ‘N’ for example, they will come back to the tree chart and look for the picture that starts with the letter ‘N’, which is nuts. 

They will point to it and say the name of the picture like ‘nut’.

Then, they will ‘save’ the koala and stick it on the picture. 

They continue to do this until they have found all the sticky notes and save the koalas.

Which letter sounds should I teach first? 

The best approach is to teach letter sounds first and then letter names. It comes naturally to us to teach the letter names since we point them out to our kids as they grow. 

But, it is far easier for kids to learn the letter sounds over the letter names. It is much more helpful for pre-readers than letter names. So, have a plan to be teaching those first.

How do I help my child hear the start sounds? 

You can help your child or learners by having them read your lips, actually look at how you are making the sound. It’s not essential they know how to make it yet. Just seeing how you are making the sound is important. 

You can try giving each letter sound a movement or a hand gesture. They may connect this gesture to the sound themselves. 

Try some literacy apps to help with letter sound discrimination.

If you’re looking for a sound words, find them here and download some fun activities.

Beginning sounds games printable

I love creating games for practicing beginning sounds. 

For kids to make the link between the sound and the letter, they would need to be sounding out letter sounds by the time they are proficient at identifying letters. 

I’m not sure about you, but having kids stuck inside for so long in the past two years made me appreciate movement games. 

I’ve made quite a huge post it notes movement games bundle of those and I set them up in my store for others in my situation. 

All the activities in this bundle include movement games with sticky notes.

He kdjs responded to them so well that I created themed sets to cover different skills. 

I particularly love the santa themed set which I created to help kids discriminate between letters, words and numbers. 

Most popular beginning sounds game with pirates “secret code sight word maps”.

Room recess beginning sounds games

If you are having an indoor recess like we’ve all had to do many times over because of rain or snow, this game is perfect for an indoor brain break. 

The best part about this game, is that the programmed set of koala letter sticky notes and the tree can always be used at a later time. 

So program it once, and you can set it up anytime! 

Free Phonics Lessons for Preschool and Kindergarten

Don’t forget to check out the FULL bundle of printable gross motor post it notes activities here.

If you would like to see the full set of just this beginning sounds phonics game, see it embedded below or see the phonics lesson for kindergarten game with koalas here.

Beginning sounds activities, phonics lessons and games koala tree match with post it notes, a movement game kids will love to repeat over and over again! Get the SATPIN tree free.

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