Print and play a beginning sounds game with these fruit and vegetable letter matching cards.
Printable fruit and vegetable letter match cards
This pretty set of fruit and vegetable letter-match cards helps children learn to distinguish the beginning sound of familiar words and to recognise the corresponding letter.
How to use this letter-matching printable
Print the fruit and vegetable letter-match cards (see below) and cut out the tiles.
Print on thick card so there’s no need to laminate them – less plastic!
You can stick a magnetic strip on the back of the cards and use them as a fridge magnet game too.
Beginning sound letter matching games
:: Shuffle the cards and lay them out face upwards. Invite your child to pick a fruit or vegetable and say its name out loud. Focus on the sound at the beginning of each word. Can your child find the letter card that matches the sound at the beginning of their food’s name? Can they match up every fruit and vegetable with its beginning letter sound?
:: If they like to compete, they can time themselves matching up all the food and letters. See if they can complete the picture and letter matching faster each time.
:: Place the cards face down and use them to play memory. Shuffle the cards and place them face downwards. Take turns to flip over two cards. If you reveal a matching pair, you get to keep them. If they don’t match, you place them back, face down. Keep playing until all the fruit and vegetables have been matched with their beginning letters. If you like to compete, the person with the most matching pairs can be the winner. This game continues to work on matching skills, but also on visual memory skills too, as you try to remember which food and letters are hidden where.
:: You can add the letter cards to a sensory tub and see if you can fish out the pictures and corresponding letters.
:: Use the fruit and vegetable letter cards alongside a writing tray and practice writing the letters.
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