These free printable clip cards have an adorable fall theme and teach kids to identify beginning letter sounds. This fun early literacy activity also incorporates fine motor practice to help kids strengthen and refine their pincer grasp.
Printable Fall Beginning Sounds Clip Cards
- fall beginning sounds printable
- card stock
- laminate (optional)
- spring loaded clothes pins
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When printing the cards, be sure to use card stock, so they hold up to the clothes pin. You can also extend the life of the cards, by laminating them too. For those new to lamination, you will get best results by cutting out the cards, laminating the individual cards and then cutting them out again. When cutting through the lamination, be sure to leave a little edge, instead of cutting right up to the edge of the paper. If you don’t leave an edge, the piece of laminate will begin to separate pretty quickly.
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Once you have prepared the cards, they really are a cinch to use. Simply say the name of the object on the car aloud, e.g. “apple” and ask your child which letter makes the initial (first) sound.
You may have to demonstrate the first one for your child to give him a clear idea of what he’s supposed to be doing. after the child identifies the sounds, he will use the close pin to mark his answer, by clipping it right on top of the matching letter.
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The motion of squeezing the clothes pin helps to fine tune the pincer grasp, which is when something is grasped between the tips of the thumb and pointer finger. This grasp is an important precursor to the tripod grasp, which uses three fingers and is most commonly seen in tasks like handwriting.
Once your kids master the beginning letter sounds in this activity. You can print these vegetable clip cards, from Mom Inspired Life, to practice additional sounds. Happy Learning!