Circle The Beginning Sounds Worksheets (SAT Phonics)

Beginning sound worksheets -circle the beginning sound activity for kindergarten S A T

Want to help you little ones practice their early phonics skills? Then you may want to try these circle the beginning sounds worksheets for S, A and T.

This kindergarten phonics activity is great for helping your little ones to recognize what the different letters look like and start segmenting and listening for the beginning sounds in words.

The pictures included are:

For s:

  • star
  • sun
  • snake
  • seal

For a:

  • ant
  • astronaut
  • apple
  • arrow

For t:

  • tree
  • turtle
  • tap
  • turkey

What Skills Can Your Little Ones Learn And Develop?

phonics worksheets - circle the beginning sounds sat kindergarten

These beginning sounds worksheets are designed to help your children practice and develop their early reading skills, such as:

  • Segmenting – this is the ability to breakdown and hear the different sounds (phonemes) in a word
  • Letter recognition – knowing what the written form (graphemes) of the sounds look like

Through the circling and coloring of the sheets they can also develop:

  • Hand and finger strength – the ability to be able to apply enough pressure to make marks on the page and hold the pencil firmly
  • Hand dominance – developing and strengthening the skill of one of their hands
  • Crossing the mid-line – this is the ability to cross the imaginary line running down the center of your body – it means they won’t have to switch hands if they want to color on the other side of the page
  • Pencil control – holding the pencil correctly to allow for a full and fluid range of movement

These are important skills taught during phonics lessons and help your children take some of their first steps on the path to becoming fluent readers.

RELATED Your little learners might also enjoy these SATPIN clip cards – great for segmenting and fine motor practice!

beginning sounds peg cards for preschool and kindergarten phonics - initial sounds

How To Prepare These Beginning Sounds Worksheets (SAT)

This one’s pretty straight forward!

First you’re going to want to download and print the phonics worksheets by clicking on the download box at the bottom of the page.

initial sound worksheets - phonics practice for S A T for kindergarten and preschool

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After that you’re all done!

That’s it, your little ones are now ready to practice their segmenting skills and start identifying those initial sounds.

Simply encourage them to segment (breakdown the word into its phonemes – it might help to use fingers for each sound they can hear) and listen carefully for that first sound. Then they need to circle the correct letter for each picture. When they’re down they get to color in all those cute pictures!

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