Goose has been very interested in figuring out which letter different words start with lately. We have the same conversation over and over…
Goose: “Mom, what does pancake start with?”
Me: “You tell me, honey.”
Goose: “Puh, puh, P!”
Me: “Very good! What else starts with the P sound?”
Goose: “Uuuuummmm, pig! What does dinosaur start with?”
And so it goes, all the time.
Since Goose has shown such an interest in letter sounds, I made these Bottle Cap Phonics Cards for her to play with. It also gave me a reason to use some of the bottle caps that I have
hoarded saved. It drives Hubs nuts that I save every single bottle cap that enters our house but have never actually used them. He thinks I have a hoarding problem. But, that’s neither here nor there…On to this activity…
This printable includes a set of cards using upper case letters and a set using lower case letters so keep that in mind when making your alphabet bottle caps.
- Cut out
- OR, you could just print the pages, leave them intact and not laminate. If you do this, you may want to print onto cardstock so the pages will hold up better after repeated use.
Busy Bag idea: Put the laminated cards and alphabet bottle caps into a Ziploc bag for an easy ready-to-go busy bag!
The idea behind this activity is to sound out the name of the picture shown and encourage your child to determine the letter the word starts with. For Goose, I set out 5 or 6 letters for her to choose from rather than all 26 letters at one time.
The bottle cap circles in this printable are large enough for a standard bottle cap like from a water bottle or half gallon milk carton.
This printable also includes a blank template. Use it to add your own pictures and words. You can cut images out of magazines or draw your own. If you’ve laminated the cards, use a dry erase markers and you can use the cards over and over again.
For more information on phonemic awareness, check out this article by Reading Rockets.
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