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Kindergarten Alphabet Beginning Sounds Picture Matching Mats

Grade Levels
PreK - 1st, Homeschool
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10 pages
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Young learners in kindergarten or grade 1 will love practicing their alphabet and sound knowledge with these picture matching mats. All they need is one mat and a set of alphabet letters and they match each picture with a letter of the alphabet (the beginning sound of the picture). This PDF file comes with 8 colourful mats to print and let students choose from. The pictures vary from mat to mat, with only some repeat pictures (lesser used letters required a few repeats)! A great literacy centre that is open ended for those ready to make the leap or could be used as guided work with support of an educator.

In this activity, you will get 8 activity mats. These mats will help students practice their beginning sound knowledge (being able to figure out what letter a picture begins with by its sound) as well as letter recognition (as students go and fetch the letter they are looking for). Print these off in colour for best results and laminate for endurance and longevity!

Want more beginning sounds activities? Check these out:

Digital Cover the Sound Alphabet Activity - each slide focuses on a letter and students cover the pictures that begin with that sound

Alphabet Matching Mats - simple mats with 3 letters per mat and spaces for 2 pictures to go under each letter

Alphabet Beginning Sounds Puzzle Pieces - two piece puzzles where students can match the letter with a picture


  • 8 activity mats
  • 26 colourful pictures on each mat to represent a letter of the alphabet
  • minimal repetition of pictures over mats 

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[BUNDLE] WHOLE Alphabet Learning Mazes-Letter of the Week Digital Activity - these learning mazes can be used as teacher led or assigned independently activities to review letter recognition and beginning sound knowledge.

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