Thanks so much for downloading. Simply print, laminate, and cut out for an easy prep activity or center. Divide the gumball machines and picture “gumballs” into sets for children to work on. I recommend no more than 5-6 gumball machines at a time so the children are not overwhelmed, but you know your kids best.
Children will lay out the gumball machines and picture gumballs in front of them. Taking one gumball at a time, they name the picture, say the letter for the beginning sound, and match it to the gumball machine with that letter. Since Xx is a tricky one, the Xx letter sound has one picture for the beginning sound (X-ray), and 2 pictures for the ending sound (box and Max). All others are for beginning sounds only. I hope you find this activity useful.