Rainbow Letter Sounds Matching Activity
Looking for a fun way to work on letter identification and letter sounds this spring? Your students will have a blast playing this rainbow letter sounds matching game, perfect for your technology center or digital learning. Students will learn letter sounds and work on isolating the beginning, middle, and ending sounds in words with this letter sounds game.
This is a key skill that students must learn as they begin to blend sounds and decode CVC words. This rainbow-themed learning activity is perfect to add to your St. Patrick’s Day lessons or anytime of year for engaging and effective phonics practice.
These digital rainbow letter sound matching mats offer students a variety of practice with 5 different mats in all. There are 3 beginning sound mats, 1 middle sound mat, and 1 ending sound mat. With 9 pictures per mat, your students are in for a ton of great learning opportunities.
The pictures included are kid-friendly, making this an activity that your kindergarten and first grade students can complete independently with confidence at school or at home. If you have preschool students looking for more of a challenge or second grade students who need more practice with letter sounds, this activity is perfect for them as well.
Setting Up the Rainbow Letter 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 an 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.
Setting Up the Letter Matching 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.
Working on Letter Sound Isolation
Letter sound isolation is a key skill for young students to learn. Being able to hear the individual sounds helps students break down words into phonemes and blend them together to decode words. On each of the digital rainbow letter sound matching board games, students will look at the picture and determine what the beginning, middle, or ending sound is.
Next, they’ll find the matching lowercase letter on the rainbows and drag and drop it over the picture. They will continue this until all of the pictures are covered. This activity can be played like a Bingo game, encouraging students to cover each space and get a Bingo!
The directions for each of the 5 mats are the same. Once the students understand the directions, they can mix and match all of the mats and use them confidently. This is a great activity for your independent practice activities or literacy centers during the month of March and all through the spring.
Independent practice and literacy centers are just 2 of the ways in which this digital rainbow letter sounds activity can be used. Other ways in which you can use this activity are:
- Whole group practice.
- Mini-lesson activity.
- Small group practice.
- Guided reading groups.
- Intervention or extension activity.
- Technology centers.
- Digital homework (at school or at home).
- Informal assessment.
- Early finisher activity.
- Choice board or free choice activity.
- Distance learning option.
- St. Patrick’s Day activity.
- Bingo game.
- Partner practice.
Differentiated Rainbow Letter Sound Activity Options
This activity is it is super easy to differentiate to meet the needs of your students. First off, you can work on beginning, middle, or ending sounds. Start by giving your students the 3 beginning sounds mats. After they’ve mastered them, add in the middle and ending sound mats.
If your students have a certain sound that they struggle with, you can assign those mats specifically to help them master isolating that sound. For students mastering each sound consistently, you can mix the mats up and have them choose one to practice.
In order to stay organized during small groups or partner practice time, you can split your students into groups based on the sound they need to practice most. On the other hand, you could pair a student who has mastered the concept with a student who needs more practice. This allows the student at mastery to act as a peer model to the other student.
Additionally, if you need to challenge some of your students more, you can have them write the uppercase and lowercase letter of the sounds they isolate on a recording sheet. This helps them practice writing letters correctly and connect the sound to the written letter.
I’m so excited for your students to learn with these digital rainbow letter sounds matching mats. Their letter sounds skills are going to soar and they’ll be decoding CVC words before you know it.
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