This Farm Letter Sounds Activity was a huge hit!!! I just love when my little brain works and comes up with an idea, and executes it and my kid loves it. It’s as if I can fly (queue I Believe I Can Fly).
We are now working on letter sounds and I really wanted to have a fun theme for the lesson. The best part is, it’s hands-on and your kids will love it too. Plus you will feel as if you taught your kid today.
What You Need for the Farm Letter Sounds Puzzles Activity
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Mini Farm Animals (1 Dozen)Stanley Guppy 5-Inch Blunt Tip Kids Scissors, Assorted Colors – Pack of 2 (SCI5BT-2PK)HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer with Mobile Printing, Instant InkGeorgia-Pacific Spectrum Standard 92 Multipurpose Paper, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 1 box of 3 packs (1500 Sheets) (998606)Neenah Exact Index Card Stock, 8.5 x 11 Inch, 90 lb, White, 250 Sheets (40311)
First, print the Farm Animals Letter Sound Pack. This can be found at the end of this post. Simply click the DOWNLOAD NOW button.
Second, cut the puzzles. If you want your child to have some extra fine motor practice, have them help you cut out the puzzles.
Third, separate the cards. Letter object in one pile and the letter itself in another pile.
Fourth, grab the mini-farm animals and set them up in a container or on a tray, or even on the floor.
Fifth, sing Old MacDonald Had A Farm. It will help your child realize that they will be playing with a farm theme as well as with sounds.
Sixth, if you are brave enough, do some letter sounds review. Swap out the animals for letters and sing the sounds. So Old MacDonald had an E… with an ‘eh eh here and an eh eh there. You get the idea.
Seventh, have them match the image portion to the letter portion (see below).
How To Change Up This Farm Letter Sounds Puzzles Activity
If your child gets overwhelmed by all the cards, simply do 5 or 6 at a time.
You can also use magnetic letters and have your child match the first half of the puzzle with the image.
If you are working with a group of children, you may want to divide the 26 puzzles amongst them. You may also want to either print extra copies of the puzzles and allow each group to either match the letter to the object
a) match the letter to the object portion of the puzzle
b) match the letter portion of the puzzle to an object that starts with that sound.