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Embrace the winter weather this year and cozy up your literacy centers with this printable hot chocolate beginning sounds activity that is perfect for kindergartners and first graders!
The leaves have started falling and the temperatures are finally dropping and in our house, that means it’s time to break out the hot chocolate.
Now, we’ve spent many a winter day enjoying a nice warm mug of real cocoa, but this year, we decided to incorporate our favorite winter drink into our studies and it was so much fun!
Hot Chocolate Beginning Sounds
This printable set is such an easy way to work in a little beginning sounds practice and takes just a few minutes to pull together.
To start, simply print out the hot chocolate picture cups and grab a piece of paper and a marker.
Cut the beginning sounds cups out and laminate for durability.
Next, take your sheet of paper and cut it into small squares. You’ll need two small “marshmallow” squares for each cup.
You’ll need 52 squares in total and they’ll split evenly into two groups of 26.
On the first set, write each letter of the uppercase alphabet and on the second, the lowercase letters.
Once you have all of your marshmallows ready, set them, along with the hot chocolate cups, out for your kindergartner.
To use, simply have them match the correct upper and lowercase letter “marshmallows” to each of their hot chocolate cups.
At first, we start off with just a handful of cups and marshmallows, working through those until we can easily match each picture to its correct initial sound. Then, we pull out a few more and work through those until eventually, we can work through all 26 letters of the alphabet with ease.
If using this as a center in a classroom, you could easily set out a set of either five or ten cards, along with their marshmallows, and work on adding more as your students master their sounds or set them out all at once and have your students work in small groups to work on them together.