Make literacy task cards more fun with a pumpkin theme! These pumpkin beginning sounds task cards are a simple way to spice up your literacy block this fall.
Pumpkin Beginning Sounds Alphabet Task Cards
Learning letters and letter sounds are important phonics skills for preschool and kindergarten students to work on in the fall. Make it more fun by using themed cards for the season.
These pumpkin task cards provide a fun way for students to practice isolating beginning sounds in words and matching them to the letters that make that sound. The fun pumpkin theme means these alphabet cards can be used all throughout fall.
Low Prep Letter Practice
It’s super easy to get this alphabet activity ready for the kids in your classroom. All you have to do is print and cut the cards apart. Then, grab some clothespins or clips to use on the edges of the cards. If you want them to be extra durable, laminate them!
Once you have your supplies gathered and the cards prepped, you will be ready to add lots of hands-on letter learning to your centers or stations.
This activity will save you tons of prep time so you can focus on remediation and small groups.
Setting Up Your Pumpkin Beginning Sounds Task Cards
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- Printable Clip Cards
- Laminator and laminating pages (optional)
- Clothespins or clips
- Scissors for cutting your cards
- Print the task cards.
- Laminate the cards.
- Cut the cards apart.
- Gather your clips of choice.
- Store the entire activity in a large baggie or these task card boxes.
*Tip: Cut just outside the border of the card so that the lamination can stick to itself. If you laminate the whole sheet and then cut it, the paper will separate from the lamination sheet and you’ll have to start over.
How to Differentiate Alphabet Task Cards
Each clip card has three objects that start with the letter on the pumpkin. To differentiate, have students either find 1, 2 or 3 objects based on their skill level.
You can even make the cards self-checking by adding dots or stickers to the back of the cards to mark the spots that should be clipped. Once students have clipped the pictures they think are correct, they can flip the card over to check and see if they were right.
To make it even more difficult, have students clip the appropriate objects to match the letter. Then, give students a sheet of paper to record the beginning sounds of the other items shown on the card.
If students are getting to the point where they want to sound out full words, have them write the three objects on a sheet of lined paper to work on handwriting and sounding out words!
These cards are great for small groups! Just choose the letters you want to work on based on letters covered in whole group lessons. You can also add them to independent centers for students to work on alone or with a partner.
Apply the Hands-on Activities to the Day
Students will have a great time clipping images that match the beginning sounds shown! Grab these to use in:
- Morning soft start routines
- Literacy centers
- Early finishers
- Tutoring resource
- Small group activity
- Homeschool settings
- Preschool or Kindergarten
These beginning sounds task cards are a simple prep activity and so much fun for young children. You won’t have to stress about teaching the alphabet and corresponding sounds to students. Simply grab this activity to have on hand for the fall!
Click the button below to get the Pumpkin Beginning Sounds Task Cards and incorporate them into your lesson plans!