Alphabet Sounds Activity for Playful Phonemic Awareness

This alphabet sounds activity is a really fun way to set up for future phonemic awareness activities and games.  With a little set up as shown in this post, these alphabet sounds tubs will be ready for any type of early reading skills learning.

simple abc game for preschoolers

Kids Activities Blog is excited to welcome Catherine from Momma’s Fun World who is Quirky Momma for the day.  We really appreciate her sharing this alphabet sounds activity!

alphabet sounds

Alphabet Sounds

I saw these tubs at a large learning store and thought it was a great idea for learning phonemic awareness, but was not going to pay $149. for them!

So I made them myself.

I found the containers on sale and then had a coupon on top of that, so the set up was less than $30 which is MUCH better than the original price.

Make Alphabet Sounds Tubs

I found this free alphabet printable over at Kadens Corner.

Once I printed them out, I placed them on the front of each container with packing tape to make sure they were secure and could withstand kid play.

Then the hunt was on!  We scoured the house for items to place in each container with the same alphabet sounds.  Each container has house hold items in them along with a magnet letter.

abc hunt with toys

Alphabet Sounds Activities

There are lots of ways to increase phonemic awareness with these alphabet sounds tubs.

  1. We would watch the Leap Frog Letter Factory movie and pull out these containers and play a game. My son loved this.
  2. Using the alphabet sounds tubs as a container for a letter scavenger hunt.
  3. Guess the alphabet sounds?  Without looking, reaching into tubs and trying to figure out what letter is the alphabet sound.
  4. Alphabet sounds sorting.  Empty a few {at first} tubs and then sort the items back into the appropriate letter tub.

Catherine was a nurse turned stay at home mom to her 4 y/o son and 2 y/o daughter. She doesn’t like to clean the house, but she loves being a Mom and wouldn’t have it any other way! She can be found blogging at Mommas Fun World.

More Alphabet Sounds Fun

There are tons more ways to play with alphabet sounds improving phonemic awareness.  Kids Activities Blog has a few places to start!




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