Learning about ocean animals is always fun, especially as it nears summer and we have the beach on our minds! After learning animal names with our ocean animal vocabulary cards, we added in some more ocean themed fun to our reading time with these 13 ocean animal beginning sound clip cards!
Ocean Animal Beginning Sound Clip Cards
We love clip cards because not only are they fun, but they work on fine motor too by strengthening kids’ writing muscles while they open and shut the clothespins.
My kids use clip cards all the time, so they know exactly what to do. We have been pairing these with our ocean animal count and clip cards during math time, and they love to see the familiar ocean creatures!
We first grab up a card and name the animal shown. These are drawn representations, but they are still able to easily identify the animals. You can always go through the cards first and say the names together to be sure they know them before trying to identify the beginning sound.
After we pick a card and say the name of the animal, we repeat it again, clearly stating the first sound we hear. When we come to shark, we have to think carefully, because /sh/ is a digraph and represented by two letters! The same thing for /wh/ – whale.
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(NOT SHOWN) Ocean Size Sort: Small, Medium and Large // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
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Ocean Animal Beginning Sound Clip Cards // The Letters of Literacy
Ocean Counting Mats // Mom Inspired Life
Ocean Felt Busy Box // Teach Me Mommy
Free Ocean Flip Books for All Ages // Simple Learning Kids
Shark Roll and Cover Game // Playdough to Plato
Octonauts Hermit Reef Oil Spill // Tuff Spot Play
Write and Wipe Addition Cards // The STEM Laboratory
DIY Ocean Counting Clip Cards // Life Over Cs
Color Word Clip Cards // The Simplified Classroom
Ocean Sensory Bottle // The Pleasantest Thing
Subitising Fish Game // Fairy Poppins
Salt Water Experiment | Ocean Science for Kids // Science Kiddo
Diving Fish Science Experiment // Schooling a Monkey
Ocean Animal Count and Clip Cards // The Kindergarten Connection
Five Little Fishies Song and Counting Printables // Stay at Home Educator
Ocean I Spy Printable // Powerful Mothering
Color Matching Fish Puzzles // Modern Preschool
Ocean Sensory Bin // Play & Learn Everyday