I made our first set of printable clip cards and they were such a success that I am sharing them with you within 24 hours of the kids using them today (and as always this Printable is free). We are currently learning about the Ocean so this first set has adorable sea animals like a whale, turtle, seahorse, starfish, and more! I made a spot for kids to clip the first letter of each animal as well as a spot for them to write the letter to complete the word. My goal when I make resources is to make them multifunctional so that way they can be used multiple times!
Little Tiger (age 4, preschooler) went through the cards fairly easily. I made a card with D and B on it to be a little tricky. She is still working on differentiating between the two. I also called the starfish a starfish and not a sea star because having two words that both start with S may have been confusing. Also, you may have noticed in the pictures that originally we had a S-arfish, and not a S-tarfish. That has been corrected– although I kinda like Sarfish :).
When we did the writing portion of this activity Little Tiger was so excited that before I gave her instructions she was writing the first letter on the card in the space even if it wasn’t the correct letter. I read the words that she had created (“jrab) out loud, and she thought they were so funny!
To help her remember to identify the correct letter first, I had her put a dot next to the letter and then write it on the space.
Ocean Animal Printable Clip Cards
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