Over a year later, my post How to Write Lesson Plans an Entire Year in Advance is still easily my most popular. From that post, my readers asked that I share my preschool lesson plans. I was happy to oblige. Currently, my preschool literacy lesson plan bundle gets the most attention, and it is everything you need to teach a comprehensive literacy program for preschool. Everything, that is, except preschool phonics centers and hands-on manipulative based letter identification and beginning sound practice.
That’s about to change, my friends!
This is only one set of three to come. There are several different levels of letter identification and beginning sound practice included in this set, so as a teacher or homeschooling parent you can pick and choose which puzzles your preschooler will respond best to. And, since these preschool phonics puzzles are focused on the letters of the alphabet, you can also choose how you introduce them to your preschooler based on your own teaching philosophy, even if you have not invested in my Preschool Literacy Bundle. They will still be very effective!
Included: 12 Letter Identification and Beginning Sound Puzzles
4 Letter Visual Discrimination and Letter Identification
It’s important that your preschooler can recognize the differences between the letter shapes and identify which letters match each other, as well as learn letter names. Included are the following:
- upper to upper letter matching
- lower to lower letter matching
- upper to lower letter matching
- upper/lower to upper/lower letter matching
8 Beginning Sound Puzzles
There are eight puzzle sets included that focus on beginning sounds. These puzzles vary in difficulty.
- letter to sound matching with both upper and lower letters and pictures
- letter to sound matching with upper letter and picture only
- beginning sound matching using pictures only
- beginning sound matching with picture and word
- beginning sound and word matching
- upper/lower beginning sounds without word reference
- upper/lower beginning sounds with word reference
- upper/lower beginning sound matching with two pictures
No matter your preschooler’s abilities, these 12 puzzle sets are the right materials for your child.
You can choose to pull all the puzzles of the same letter to pair with my preschool phonics curriculum, or you can choose to use them differently.
Get Your 12 Puzzle Sets
If you’re thinking your preschooler would enjoy these effective literacy puzzles, you can grab your set here!
Coming Up…Preschool Phonics Clip Cards
The second set of preschool phonics centers will feature greater levels of difficulty, while still focusing on letter and beginning sound matching.
Yes, there may be a third set coming up, too, featuring letter formation! Stay tuned!
I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.