Initial Sound Printable For Your Animal Loving Kiddo


Have a child learning letter sounds?  Does the child love animals?  Reinforce and/or teach initial sounds with these fun Zoo Animals Clip Cards!  This is a great way to build reading and writing skills with young students in preschool and/or Kindergarten! 

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Initial Sounds Clip Cards

 Learning to isolate the letter sounds in a word is an important skill.  Help your child learn to do that with these printable clip cards.

Initial Sounds Clip Cards

Print and laminate the beginning sound clip cards that are available at the bottom of this post.

Cut out each clip card and place them in some sort of tray along with a handful of clothespins.

Zoo Animals Initial Sound Clip Cards

How To Use These Initial Sounds Clip Cards

Say the animal name.

Isolate the first or beginning sound you say in the word.

Look at the available letters underneath the animal and say each of those letter sounds.

Clip the letter that says the same sound as the beginning sound of each zoo animal.

Beginning Sound Clip Cards

The clothespins are a fun way to sneak in fine motor skills work, but glass gems or any other small manipulative would work, too.

Encourage your child to work on his/her own and complete all the zoo animal beginning sound clip cards.

If you would like, add a sticker, on the back, in the same place as the correct letter to provide an element of self-correction.

This activity can easily be store away for another day, too!   Yay for another busy bag activity to add to your collection!!

If your child enjoyed this activity, why not make your own clip cards?!!!  Thus you can choose a variety of themes and concepts!

  • printable is for personal use only
  • do not alter, resell, distribute, or copy said printable
  • do not host on another site*zoo animal clipart licensed to Empty Jar Illustrations

Need more preschool Animal activities?  Look no further than our Animals Preschool Unit Lesson Plans!!

24 Interactive thematic lesson plans for young children

“Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! No need to fear teaching an animal unit, we’ve got everything covered here!”

Get ready for fun and learning with preschool unit lesson plans for Animals. This thematic unit is packed with literature based activities that are easy to prepare and fun to implement.

- Explore a variety of themed hands-on activities!
- Build vocabulary and early literacy skills with songs and games!
- Get learners ready for school with printable pages!

Easy to follow lesson plans include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners.

Learn more about our Preschool Lesson Plans!!

Animals Preschool Unit Lesson Plans

For some more Zoo themed fun with your preschooler, try these zoo animal activities this week, too:


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