This stocking letter sound matching activity is a fun way to practice beginning letter sounds. Match each toy to the Christmas stockings with the letter that the toy starts with.
Early Literacy Skills
- Letter Recognition
- Initial Letter Sounds
- Phonological Awareness
- Phonemic Awareness
This activity makes a great busy bag or literacy center activity. The toys that start with vowels are short vowels in this activity.
- Print the stockings and cut them apart along the dotted line.
- Cut out the toys. I like to cut round the toy in an organic shape instead of a square.
- Put the stockings in alphabetical order.
- Pick up a toy. Say its name. What beginning letter sound do you hear? Find that stocking and put the toy on it.
Add letter magnets to the activity. Match the magnets to the stockings or to the toys.
Sort the toys by number of syllables. Say the name of the toy. Clap the syllables and sort.
Cut toys out of a catalogue or store ads and add those toys to the stockings. This is great for strengthening fine motor skills and scissor skills.
Sort the toys into two piles, toys you’d like for Christmas and those that you would not. Graph your results. You can try this as a whole group or have students work together. This is a great way to introduce bar graphs.
Download the Christmas Stocking Letter Sound Matching Activity
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This game is great for taking on the go and for players of multiple ages to play together. It is a fast game that requires a little bit of luck so kids want to play over and over again. We take it with us to restaurants, appointments, or anywhere there might be a wait because it is so much fun.
If your child isn’t ready for letter sounds yet, you can do this same stocking alphabet matching activity by matching the capital letters. This is free over at Free Preschool Printables.
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