Beginning Sound Sort

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Beginning Sound Sort
Language - Writing
Level Primary
Prerequisites Sandpaper Letters

Also called Object Boxes.
In this activity the child sorts small objects or pictures according to their beginning sound.


  1. step one
  2. next step

Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions


  • Do not put objects beginning with c and k in the same collection to be sorted as they have the same sound.
  • Do not include the letter x in this activity as its primary sound occurs only at the end of words.
  • Pictures or small objects (or a combination) could be used

Make Your Own

See the Make Your Own section of the Miniature Objects page

Where to Buy

See the Where to Buy section of the Miniature Objects page

Further Reading