Beginning Sounds Matching Clip Cards Free Printable

Help students learn letters and sounds with these free printable Beginning Sounds Matching Clip Cards, perfect for preschool, pre-k, or kindergarten students!

These free printable alphabet beginning sounds clip cards activity make it fun to learn letters and sounds in preschool and kindergarten.

Beginning Sounds Matching Clip Cards Free Printable

Grab these free printable alphabet clip cards to help your students practice an important literacy skill – learning letters and letter sounds! While using the cards, they will practice letter identification and beginning sounds recognition in a fun, hands-on way.

Develop phonics skills, phonemic awareness and fine motor skills – all with one simple activity! This low-prep resource really makes an impact.

It includes 26 beginning sound clip cards, one for each letter.

Free printable alphabet activity for learning letters and beginning sounds in preschool and kindergarten. It's a fun way to learn letters and develop fine motor skills.

Quick to Assemble

These letter clip cards are so easy to get ready for your students, and it won’t take long to have a few sets made for your word work stations or literacy centers.

You will need to gather some clothespins or other clips for the students to clip to the picture that matches the letter. I like this style because they are colorful and smaller in size, just right for little learners.

Once you have the free resource on your computer, you will print the clip cards. Then, cut them apart and laminate them for durability. Store in a large bag or tray with the clothespins, and you are ready to go.

All letters are included in the bundle. The pictures are easy to distinguish, so young students can recognize what they are.

Free printable alphabet activity for learning letters and beginning sounds.

Setting Up the Beginning Sounds Matching Clip Cards

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Supplies Needed:

  • Alphabet Clip Cards (button to get them at the bottom of this post)
  • Clothespins, clips, or paperclips
  • Scissors


  1. Print the cards. There are four cards per page.
  2. Laminate the cards.
  3. Cut the cards apart.
  4. Slide the cards and clothespins or clips into a baggie or tray for easy storage and grab-and-go access.

How to Play the Free Beginning Sounds Clip Cards

Students will pick a card and identify the letter on them. They will then find the picture that starts with the letter. They will place a clip on the correct image. Then continue until all the cards have been completed.

Students could use these letters of the alphabet cards during centers or small group instruction. They are perfect for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten students to practice identifying letters and sounds in words.

Make them self-checking by putting a sticker on the back of the card over the correct answer. Once students clip the card, they turn it over to see if they found the right picture. Plus, all your learners are getting great fine motor practice while using clothespins!

A fun fine motor alphabet activity for learning letters and working on fine motor skills.

Lots of Uses

These alphabet cards would be so beneficial for multiple levels of readers. Whether you go over the cards with your students or they use them independently, they are sure to be a big help.

You can incorporate these into whole group lessons, small group lessons, literacy centers, and word work, or use them for independent practice, morning work, or reading warm-ups.

A fun, hands-on printable alphabet activity for for kids to learn beginning letter sounds and letter identification.

Practice fine motor skills, letter identification, and initial sounds with this free printable made for preschool, pre-k, or kindergarten students. Since they have no seasonal theme, they can be used all year long!

Click the button below to get the beginning sounds matching clip cards game. Happy learning!

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