Letter recognition and letter sound recognition are essential pre-reading steps for your Lil’ to be able to start reading.

This Pre-K activity will help your little work on identifying letter sounds especially at the beginning of a word. 

Grab a FREE copy of the template in the Required Materials section below.

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills


  • Can identify all capital letters and most sounds (N, K, Q, V, X, Y, Z)
  • Can identify all lowercase letters and some sounds (n, k, q, v, x, y, z)

Required Materials

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Zoo Animal Beginning Sound Sort


Step #1

Print and cut out the zoo beginning letter sound sort.

Step #2

Sort the animals into the zoos based on the beginning letter sound.

For instance, the yo-yo would go in the zoo labeled Y.

Step #3

Continue this process until you have sorted all of the bears and elephants.

Teacher Tip

If this is too overwhelming for your Lil’, you can shorten the activity by only sorting the bears or by only working on 3 to 4 letters at a time. 

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