S Says SSSSS: Beginning Letter & Word Sound Games


Let’s Start At The Very Beginning….

Learning the sounds of letters is a huge stepping stone onto the Literacy path of independent reading.

Using the rhyming structure of word families is an engaging way to build confidence & success in your emergent reader.

S Says SSSSS includes multiple, interactive &  hands-on games to make learning the beginning sounds of common words fun! SSSSSSSSSSSSo~enjoy & have a SSSSSSSSSuper playful time!


The First Sound You Hear

The practice of pairing sounds &   letters together is a great  prep-tool  for learning phonemic awareness skills. Skill One is to identify the beginning   sound of a word.

Using simple & familiar pictures / words from word families or beginning sight words with the  letters gives your emergent reader the confidence to “attack” new words.

Created for children who are ready to identify & use sounds with letters, S Says SSSSS: Beginning Letter & Word Sound Games  is an engaging, effective way to learn the beginning letter sounds of words.

This 24 ~ page (includes front & back manual covers) download, copy & printable resource in an 8″x11″ PDF will prepare and reinforce the concepts your child is & will be learning in the classroom, while having LOTS of fun with you !


  • Contents & Materials List
  • How To Make Manual & Game Pieces
  • How To Play Games
  • Game Pieces
  • Thank You & Copyright


  • Contents & Materials List
  • How To Make Manual & Activity Pieces
  • 7 Game Mats with Picture Card Pockets & 21 Beginning Consonant Sounds
  • 63 Beginning Sounds Picture Cards (3 per sound)
  • 10+Game Ideas
  • Blank Template for Additional Picture Cards & Pockets

Supply Needs

  • colored ink printer
  • card-stock & printer paper
  • laminate
  • scissors or cutter
  • strong wide tape or stapler
  • binding for manual

Tips & Ideas

Select 2 Game Boards. Turn them over so the Pockets are visible.

Cut out the Picture Cards that go with them. Lay them out so your child can identify the card that goes with the word. S/he can insert the correct cards in the Pockets.

Continue this activity with the other Game Boards & Picture Cards until all of the Cards are in their Pockets.


 I hope you & yours enjoy this Literacy activity as much as I enjoyed creating it. I’d love to hear from you!

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