This is a phonological awareness activity. These cards are ready to print to help your students practice listening and identifying the first sound of words. Have students say aloud what the picture on the top half of the card is. Then, using a clothespin or paperclip, students will choose one of the three pictures on the bottom half of the card which has the same first sound as the top picture. This activity helps students begin to recognize different sounds in words which will lead to letter and phoneme recognition.