The Ultimate Primary Resource | Clip Cards (Free Downloads)


Written by Natalie

The trusty clothespin – who would have thought it would bring so many different developmental skills to the primary classroom? Especially when you use them with our brand new clip card resources.

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We have a couple of freebie downloads scattered throughout the blog. So read on…

Picture of colored clothespins / Happy Together

Using clothespins in the primary classroom is a great way to help little fingers work on their fine motor coordination. The action of pinching the thumb and pointer finger together to open a clothespin is fantastic for muscle development.

Printable Clip Cards for the Primary Grades

So, we know how good the use of opening and closing a clothespin is in the primary classroom, therefore, there’s no surprise that activities like these printable clip cards have been super popular among primary teachers.

To celebrate Little Learners Month, we have created a range of clip cards suitable for the primary classroom.

Numbers 1-20 Clip Cards

Initial Sound Activity

Learning letters and sounds is a fundamental literacy skill in the primary classroom. Finding fun, hands-on activities that you can use during centers is always on a teacher’s to-do list! So, let me introduce to you our Initial Sound Clip Cards (Version 2).

As you can see, this activity incorporates fine motor skills and initial sound recognition. And it’s all wrapped up in a cute teaching resource that you just need in your life! With this set of clip cards, the student says the sound of the letter shown at the top of the card and pops a clothespin on the image that makes the same initial sound as the letter.

Initial Sound Clip Cards for the Classroom

To mix it up a little, this next set of Initial Sound Clip Cards (Version 1) encourages students to look at an image and then place a clothespin on the letter that creates the initial sound of the image.

Initial Sound Clip Cards Hands-On Activity

Uppercase and Lowercase Matching Activity (FREE Download)

Whether you teach uppercase and lowercase letters separately or at the same time, there comes a point when your students need to be able to recognize both and understand that they represent the same letter and sound.

Using our Letter Match Clip Cards with your students is the perfect hands-on activity to help your students practice matching uppercase and lowercase letters.

Uppercase and Lowercase Activity for Kids

Syllable Activity

Teaching your students how to divide words into chunks or syllables is a crucial element in the development of reading and writing in the primary classroom. Use our Syllable Clip Cards to help students practice breaking words into syllables.

This phonics activity is ideal to use during your guided reading groups or when placed in a reading center.

Syllable Clip Cards Activity

Numbers 1-20 Activity (FREE Download)

Building number sense in the primary classroom is fundamental and starts with students having a full understanding of numbers 1-20.

Utilize our new Numbers 1-20 Clip Cards in your classroom to help with this important developmental skill.

Numbers 1-20 Clip Cards for the Classroom


We’d love to hear your ideas for using clip cards in the classroom! What other topics would you like for us to create?
Let us know in the comments section of this blog.

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