Learning to read is so much fun! It’s magical watching students begin to recognize sounds and put them together, especially with this Flowers Ending Sound Match-Up.
We see words on everything around us and find exciting new ways to sound out these words.
When we are working on sight words, we enjoy getting creative with our Pirate Color By Sight Word Activity.
As we’re introducing students to vowels, we practice recognizing the letters and sounds with this Vowel Clip Card game. And to help us as we start to sound out the beginning of words we use this Ice Cream Initial Sound Match-Up.
Because literacy activities like these are exciting and get kids learning new things in a hands-0n way.
So to connect spring with early reading, I’ve created this Flowers Ending Sound Match-up. Our little learners will be able to segment sounds and phonemes at the end of words with a themed activity.
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Flowers Ending Sound Match-Up
One of the most essential stages of phonics is learning letter names and letter sounds.
As students say and hear the sound of letters, they begin to segment individual sounds in the letters. Developing an awareness of these ending sound phonemes is an essential building block in developing their early literacy skills.
This Flowers Ending Sound Match-Up is excellent for helping our early readers build their phonological awareness. This spring-themed game is perfect for Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms.
This center is ideal for literacy stations, in small review groups, or as independent work. Depending on your students’ abilities, you can use it as a challenge or as a review.
Inside You’ll Find:
- 14 sheets with flower stems covering ending sounds such as Nn, Tt, Ll, Gg, etc.
- 14 sheets with flower petals, each with 6 different pictures in 3 different colors. Each with 6 different pictures.
- Another set of 14 sheets with petals, with 6 different pictures on each sheet in the same color to make this less of a challenge.
- This resource also comes in black and white to save on ink, so it comes with 70 pages total.
Getting the Flowers Ending Sound Match-Up Ready
This activity is easy to prep. After you purchase this match-up and download it, you’ll print it out (in color or black and white) and cut using a paper trimmer. You’ll want to put all of the pieces in a plastic container. I love using plastic pencil cases like this for storing centers. It keeps it all in one place and does not take up a ton of space.
You can take a look at how I keep my Language Arts materials organized throughout the year.
Using the Flowers Ending Sound Match-Up
To start this match-up students will choose a flower stem with a letter on it. I try to encourage my little readers to say the letter and the sound out loud as they pick them. This student chose the stem with the letter “Dd” on it.
They will then sort through all of the flower petal pieces with pictures looking for the ones that have the ending sound /d/. The first time students try to complete the Flowers Ending Sound Match-Up you may want to have them work in small groups.
Once their flowers have blossomed with the petals that represent the corresponding ending sound, they can move on to a new letter and continue making beautiful flowers.
Students can also complete this match-up by having all the flower stems laid on a table or the floor. They will then sort through all of the petals and place them with the correct flower stem.
You can differentiate this activity for younger learners or students who need extra review or practice. Give them two of the flower stems and the corresponding flower petals at one time. This will help them build their confidence as they become more aware of letter sounds.
Once these ending sounds are mastered, you can gradually add in more flower stems and petals.
Whether students are showing off their mastery of ending sounds on their own or working as a group, they will be sure to have a blooming good day!
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Are you ready to implement this in your classroom or home?
Your kids can practice ending sounds throughout the year with our Ending Sounds Mega Bundle. This bundle has 12 themed ending sound activities! Plus, when you purchase them together, you’ll save yourself some money!
Enjoy building bright flowers in the classroom and at home with this Flowers Ending Sound Match-Up Printable Activity.
Want More spring ideas?
Don’t forget to check out all of our favorite Spring Books. This is a great literacy resource for your classroom!