Being able to identify letters and their sounds is the first step to reading.
We do not expect our Lil’ Creators to master all of their letter sounds, but we want to make sure they are exposed as often as possible so when it is expected of them to master their letter sounds (Kindergarten), they will feel prepared.
This activity helps your Lil’ work on letter sounds as they identify the beginning letter that matches the word.
Grab a FREE copy of the template in the Required Materials section below.

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills


  • Can identify all capital letters and most sounds (B,L,O,G,F,P)
  • Can identify all lowercase letters and some sounds (b,l,o,g,f,p)

Required Materials

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Eric Carle Letter Sound Cards

*Pom Poms


Step #1
Print and cut out the Eric Carle Letter Card Template.
Step #2
Identify the animal on the card and really exaggerate the beginning sound of the word.
Step #3
Identify the three letter choices and really exaggerate the sound that each one makes.
Step #4

Ask your Lil’ to identify which letter sounds the same as the first sound for the animal by putting a pom pom on the correct letter.

For instance, “Which letter makes the same sound as buh, buh, butterfly?”

Teacher Tip

The purpose of this activity is to work on the sound of the letters. Your Lil’ likely remembers that B is for butterfly because they did a craft and a writing page with B is for butterfly. For this reason, it is important that you really guide this activity and put an emphasis on the sound of the letters if your goal is to work on letter sound recognition.

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