So, yesterday my kids followed the mailman around the cul-de-sac until he arrived at our house with a package from Amazon. It was a balmy 60 degrees and they new a fresh box of sidewalk chalk was just waiting to escape from that box. This is not the first time my kids eagerly await the arrival of the mailman either.
Today, we have a fun beginning sounds mail sort activity and song that my kids loved as much as following the mail truck through our neighborhood.
This game builds phonological awareness by focusing on individual phonemes (sounds) at the beginning of words.
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SETTING UP AND PLAYING BEGINNING SOUNDS MAIL SORT
Materials needed : beginning sound mail (see free download below), a mailbag and a copy of the catchy little song
To prepare for this activity, you will need to print and cut out the ten pieces of mail.
And, here is the catchy song you will want to learn.
Tune: “I’m a Little Teapot”
I deliver mail
Rain or shine.
If you put a stamp on, it will get there in time.
Can you help me sort my mail today?
Collect the ones that start with ____ (insert letter sound).
TIME TO PLAY!
Spread out the envelopes on the floor. Give your child a mailbag.
Introduce the activity. Say, “We are going to sort the mail. Let’s sing a song. At the end of the song, you will listen for a sound. Then, you will find the piece of mail that has a picture that begins with that same sound. Let’s play!”
Sing the song each time to introduce a new sound. Have our child collect the right piece of mail each time.
Have fun building phonemic awareness with this Beginning Sounds Mail Sort and Song.
This week’s Early Childhood Education Team theme is mail. Visit the links below for more great early childhood activities related to the mail theme.
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Beginning Sounds Mail Sort and Song by Growing Book by Book
Mailing Letters Alphabet Activity by Mom Inspired Life
Wrong Mail (CVC Activities) by Learning 2 Walk
Teaching Kids About Envelope Format by The Educators’ Spin On It
Name Learning Envelope from Tiny Tots Adventure