This beginning sound movement game is an exciting gross motor activity that helps children learn to identify beginning letter sounds. My kids had a blast with this game!
My kids love to move! Especially my son. He is on the go all the time. So we do lots of move and learn activities. These are always favorites with him.
This one is super simple. You don’t need any supplies at all! I almost feel like it is too simple to share. My kids absolutely love it though, so I figured it was worth sharing with you all.
All you need is some open space so the kids can move around a lot. The more room they have to run, jump and act silly, the better!
Playing the Beginning Sound Movement Game
All I do is call out “Act like an animal that starts with the letter…” Each time I name a different letter. My son usually has to think for a bit and then he thinks of an animal that starts with that letter. We say the beginning sound out loud and then the kids begin acting like that animal.
My toddler can’t identify beginning sounds or letters, but she adores doing this activity with her older brother. She watches him and copies how to pretend to be that animal. She may not understand the literacy portion, but I feel like it is a great way to introduce her to letters and sounds through play. It’s also a great way for her and my son to develop gross motor skills like running, crawling, jumping and more.
I like to do this activity when the weather isn’t cooperating or we can’t get outside to play for some other reason. It is a great way for the kids to burn off some excess energy and get some exercise. My kids always nap better after we play it, so that’s a bonus!
Here are some more exciting movement activities for kids!
Great Day for Up Reading Game from Growing Book by Book
Beginning Letter Sounds Tunnel Gross Motor Game from Capri +3
Move Like an Insect Gross Motor Activity from Life Over C’s
Walkin’ In The Jungle Gross Motor and Sequencing for Preschool! from The Preschool Toolbox
Bug Shapes (Bugs Fun Kids Math Games) from Learning 2 Walk
UNO Movement Game for Kids from Still Playing School