Beginning Sounds Picture Sort


Want to help your preschooler learn to read but not sure where to start? Use this bee-themed beginning sounds picture sort, complete with a step-by-step lesson guide. Ideal for parents new to teaching reading & literacy, this letter sound sorting game helps your child build phonological awareness through the Montessori method of teaching phonics. With an engaging honey bee theme, kids learn through matching beginning sounds with pictures. This resource-packed PDF includes step-by-step lessons for effective early reading.

  • Includes 26 letter cards and 106 initial sounds picture cards for matching
  • Aimed at ages 3 to 6 years old
  • Includes a full step-by-step lesson plan, based on the Montessori method
  • Helps your child build phonological awareness, the first step to learning to read
  • Completely hands-on and engaging

You’ll receive a digital PDF file that you print at home. No physical item will ship.


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Let’s Take A Peek Inside

You’ll receive a 27 page PDF file including:

  • 26 letter beehives
  • 106 printable objects for matching
  • Step-by-step lesson plan based on Montessori phonics
  • A printing guide for getting great prints & saving money
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How to set up A Beginning Sound Picture Sort Game

  1. Select a 4-5 letter hives and review the sounds they make (a = “ah”)
  2. Choose an object circle and say the word and have your child isolate the beginning sound (cake, “cuh”)
  3. Ask your child to place the object on the correct letter hive (cake = c)
  4. If there are other words on the hive, repeat them all to compare the initial sounds
  5. Repeat for more object circles
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Set it Up In 5 Minutes

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1. Downoad

Within seconds of checking out, your printable PDF will be ready for download. And it’s available forever in your Little Moon account.

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2. Print

Simply print the pages on your home printer on Letter or A4 paper. Use cardstock to make it more durable.

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3. Laminate, Cut & Assemble

Laminating is optional but helpful for reusability. Cut as marked. Some activities require light assembly (like fastening the spinner together).


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