Rain Cloud Feed Me Beginning Sounds
Ever since they were very young, my kids have loved feed the animal activities. Like that time we did this feed the bear alphabet activity and this super cute feed the turkey counting activity. Apparently, my kids enjoy learning any skill when they get to pretend to feed something. Haha.
Seriously though, there is something very motivational about being able to feed the animal or object something. It seems so simple, but it really makes learning these skills so much fun.
Another great thing about it is that you can differentiate the letters and sounds you work on with each group.
Beginning Sounds Rain Activity
For this feed me activity, students will feed raindrops to the rain cloud. My kids got a kick out of this.
There are letter cards that show “Feed me something that starts with the letter” and then a letter of the alphabet follows. There are uppercase cards and lowercase cards included.
There will be raindrop cards laid out on the table. Each raindrop card has a picture of something on it. Each picture starts with a certain letter in the alphabet.
Students will pull a letter card from the pile. Then they will look for a raindrop card that has a picture of an object that starts with that letter.
For example, if a students pulls a letter card that says “Feed me something that starts with the letter F,” students will look at the raindrop cards and find the one that has a picture of a fish on it. This is because fish starts with the same sound that F makes. Then they will feed the fish raindrop to the rain cloud.
This continues until they run out of letter cards.
Feed Me Letter Sounds
This game can be played independently or in pairs. It would be perfect for literacy centers, morning tubs or even at home with your kids.
- The Feed Me Beginning Sounds Printable (button to download at the bottom of this post)
- A cube shaped tissue box
You will probably want to laminate the letter cards, raindrop cards and rain cloud for durability.
One thing you can do to cut down on space is to just use one or two different tissue boxes and just change out the object or animal that is being fed.
This is where laminating helps. I just roll up some scotch tape and use it to adhere the face to the tissue box. When the face is laminated it is fairly easy to peel off the tissue box so it can be reused.
I have found that after a while the tissue box begins to deteriorate from peeling the tape off over and over. I am thinking about using sticky back velcro to attach them to the box and make it easier to swap them out.
Once you have the tissue box set up and the cards cut out and laminated, it is ready to be used. Your students are sure to have a blast feeding the rain cloud while learning beginning sounds!
Want more? We had a blast with this feed the crayon box beginning sounds activity earlier this year!
Click the button below to get the Rain Cloud Feed Me Beginning Sounds activity!