Butterfly Beginning Sounds Alphabet Clip Cards Free Printable

Get ready for spring with these adorable butterfly beginning sounds alphabet clip cards for pre-k and kindergarten literacy centers.

Free printable butterfly alphabet activity for learning letters and letter sounds this spring.

Butterfly Beginning Sounds Alphabet Clip Cards

Grab these free butterfly alphabet clip cards to help your students practice important literacy skills – 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.

Hands-on spring alphabet activity printable for learning letter identification and beginning letter sounds in preschool and kindergarten.

Low Prep Butterfly Alphabet Activity

These butterfly alphabet clip cards are so easy to prep for your students, and it won’t take long to have them ready for your alphabet 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 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.

There are 26 beginning sound clip cards included, one for each letter. The pictures are easy to distinguish, so young students can recognize what they are.

Free printable butterfly theme alphabet activity for kids in preschool and kindergarten.

Setting Up the Alphabet 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.
A fun insect theme alphabet activity for kids to learn the alphabet and letter sounds.

Using the Butterfly Theme Alphabet Activity

Students will pick a card and identify the letter on it. They will then find the picture that starts with the letter and place a clothespin on it. This continues until all the cards have been completed.

Students could use this butterfly theme alphabet activity during centers or small group instruction. They are perfect for preschool 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 can turn it over to see if they found the right picture. Plus, all your learners are getting great fine motor practice while using clothespins!

Butterfly alphabet printable activity for kids to practice letter recognition and beginning letter sounds isolation while developing fine motor skills.

Differentiated Alphabet Printable

This alphabet activity is a fun way to work on a variety of skills and is great 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 for learning letter sounds.

Differentiate for your students by breaking up the cards to only includes letters of the alphabet that they know or ones they are struggling to master.

Don’t want to use clips? No worries, slide the whole page into a wipe and write pocket and have students circle the picture that begins with the correct letter with a dry erase marker. Then just erase and grab another page!

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 insect theme alphabet activity for spring literacy centers or spring alphabet centers.

Grab this butterfly alphabet activity and give your little learners a fun way to practice letters and sounds this spring and summer!

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