Digital Back to School Beginning Sounds Activity

Engage your students during back to school time with this fun, digital back to school beginning sounds activity, perfect for literacy in the primary grades!

Back to school theme alphabet activity on an iPad. Use it on Google Slides or Seesaw.

Back to School Beginning Sounds Activity

When school starts up in the fall, it is important to keep the activities fun, engaging, and developmentally appropriate for students.

This back to school beginning sounds activity is a great way to help your students get into the routine of school, learn how to use technology, and practice identifying beginning sounds.

This activity can be used with Google Slides or Seesaw, so it is great for learning either at school or at home. It will help students learn letters and letter sounds as they match the correct initial sound to the picture card.

This back to school activity can be used with students in preschool or kindergarten all the way up to 2nd grade.

A fun back to school theme beginning sounds activity for students to use on Seesaw and Google Slides.

Setting Up the Beginning Sounds Activity in Google Slides

Students may use Google Slides™ to do this activity.

The download file includes a detailed guide with instructions and pictures on how to use this activity with your students, but it is quite simple to do.

If you are a instructor or teacher, you will want to copy the Google Slides assignment to your Google Drive and save it as a master copy.

Make sure that you click the dropdown next to the attachment. Pick the “Make a copy for each student” option.

Back to school theme alphabet activity for kindergarten and first grade students to use in Google Classroom or Seesaw.

Setting Up the Back to School Activity in Seesaw

Students can also use this activity in Seesaw, if you would like.

You will click the Seesaw specific link in the download file. When you arrive at the activity, you will need to click the “Save Activity” button. Then you will assign the activity to your students.

The Seesaw specific link has two activity parts. Each activity part has 15 slides for a total of 30 slides.

Google Slides and Seesaw beginning sounds activity for pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade.

Learning Beginning Sounds

This back to school beginning sounds activity is very versatile and can be used in many ways to meet the needs of your students and schedule. With the activity being digital and requiring students to drag and drop the letter card into the box, it is a great option for:

  • literacy centers
  • small group word work
  • independent practice
  • early finisher work
  • fine motor stations
  • distance learning

This activity will help your students review and learn many skills. It is a great alphabet activity to help with letter recognition, letter sounds, beginning sounds, and practicing the fine motor skill of lining up the letter of the alphabet with the box on the screen.

You can also differentiate this to make it an appropriate activity for preschool through 2nd grade. To make it easier, you can complete the activity together whole group with guidance from the teacher. You can challenge students a little more by having them complete it in a small group or independently.

Since there are 30 slides, you can differentiate even further by only assigning a certain number of slides. The Seesaw activity includes two parts, each part having 15 slides. Assign one part at a time to make the activity easier or both parts for students who are ready for more.

A fun back to school activity to learn letters and letter sounds.

I hope this back to school beginning sounds activity is a great addition to your lesson plans and is enjoyed by your students. Use this activity throughout the year to continue building those phonics skills.

Want to incorporate more digital activities into your teaching and learning this year? Check out these digital activities for both literacy and math.

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