Looking for a fun way to practice listening for initial sounds in words for phonological awareness skills? This is a CCSS Reading Foundation skill, and often an area of deficit for many students with language disorders.
☂ There are enough different rainy day umbrellas for 6 players.
The teacher/therapist shuffles the cards, and calls out one at a time.
When a student hears a word that begins with a letter on his/her umbrella (s)he gets a raindrop to put into the umbrella.
You can play until the first player to have a “full” (all letters covered with raindrops) umbrella wins, or until everyone has a full umbrella.
☂ There are then 2 pages of beginning sound raindrops.
☂ Students can complete these beginning sound pages.
☂ There are 18 beginning sound cards students can use to play a Memory-type game. Words with the same beginning sound are a match. You can also make these into a file folder matching activity if you wish.
☂ There are 3 more pages of initial sounds matching.
See my other Early Literacy activities in this bundle
• Early Literacy Phonological Awareness Bundle
• Phonological Awareness File Folder Fun with Syllables & Sounds
• Phonological Awareness Fun for Speech Therapy Game Boards for Visual Learners