Looking for engaging and hands-on phonemic awareness center activities and games to help teach identifying the beginning and ending sound? This pack includes 12 simple and fun phonics activities to practice phoneme isolation and naming the beginning and/or ending sound of a word.
Practice identifying beginning and ending sounds with your students in a whole group or small group setting with these interactive phonics center games and activities. They are easy for Pre-K or Kindergarten students to play together in a group or work independently to practice previously learned phonics skills.
Here's what you'll get:
- Beginning and Ending Sounds Center activities include:
- Beginning Sounds Sort
- Ending Sounds Sort
- Beginning Sounds Puzzles
- Sounds Board Game
- Spin and Cover
- Backpack! Game
- Beginning Sounds Clip Cards
- Ending Sound Clip Card Wheels
- Sensory Bin Sounds Hunt
- Magnet Matching Mats
- Roll and Read- Beginning Sounds and Ending Sounds
- Dry Erase Sound Cards
All of these Beginning and Ending Sound center activities can be printed in color or black and white. Each activity or game has step-by-step printable directions with in-action pictures, as well as a picture answer key so you know what all the pictures are!
Using Hands-on Activities during Centers
Each center activity was designed to add fine motor practice, hands-on learning, and visual discrimination to help your students practice various phonics and phonemic awareness skills.
A hands-on activity is any activity where children are using their hands to learn. “Hands-on activities let the students' minds grow and learn based on the experiences and the environment they are exposed to. ELLs learn while discussing, investigating, creating, and discovering with other students. As the students become familiar with the subject they are learning, they begin to make decisions, requiring less teacher support and allowing more interactive learning experiences to occur (Cooperstein & Kocevar-Weidinger, 2004).”
Hands-on activities are the number one activity that I always use in my ELA centers for this very reason. Plus, hands-on activities are proven to be highly engaging, strengthen fine motor skills, and hold students' attention longer than other activities. Read more about using hands-on, tactile activities here: How to Use Hands-On Activities for ELA Centers.
Using Interactive Games during Centers
As teachers, we are always trying to find engaging phonics games to play during ELA centers. Games are a great way to encourage students to work as a team, taking turns, problem solving, and encouraging each other. By playing these games they won't even realize they are learning!
Your students will love practicing isolating the beginning and ending phonemes with these highly engaging and fun phonics centers. Check out how I use some of these centers here: Four Engaging Phonics Games to Play in Centers
Simple, yet engaging! The variety of these low-prep centers allow you to use these throughout the year to continually review those phonics skills. You can also use these centers as a whole group lesson activity, during small groups, as an early finisher task, or morning work.
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Purchase the Kindergarten Beginning and Ending Sounds Phonics Unit to get these 12 center activities, Beginning and Ending Sounds Worksheets pack, PLUS 4 weeks of Beginning and Ending Sounds lesson plans, anchor charts, assessments, and more!
These centers are part of the SFK Kindergarten Phonics Curriculum– a yearlong done-for-you phonics bundle that includes lesson plans, phonemic awareness warm-ups, centers, worksheets, assessments, teaching aids, anchor charts, and more! Learn more about the Phonics Curriculum here.
TEACHERS LIKE YOU SAID…
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Go to center game for my kids. Used independently and fun!” -Amy G.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Such fun centers! My kids don't even realize they're learning. ;-)” -Vivian R.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I love these centers! Easy to prep and easy to use!” -Hannah C.
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