Teaching Resource

Letter Sounds Parking Lot Game

PDF, Google Slides | 6 pages|Grades: Pre-K - 1

Practice applying letter-sound correspondence with this set of upper and lowercase letter cards and matching game boards.

Practice Letter Sound Recognition 

Use this phonological awareness resource as a center activity, with your reading intervention group, or as a whole class activity (see below) to practice applying letter-sound correspondence.

In this activity, students will identify the letter sound and find the matching letter to fill the parking lot. 

Scaffolding and Extension Tips + More Letter Sound Activities

Students who need the added challenge can produce additional words with the same letter-sound correspondence.

Support students who need help with alphabet sounds by encouraging them to use a visual reminder like an anchor chart or poster

Use this resource as independent practice for fast finishers, and for full-class learning opportunities like scoot activities, lesson reviews, formative assessments, and more.

Scavenger Hunt

Hide the letter cards around the room when your students are not around and put the picture card in the center of the room. Then set your students loose! As soon as they find a piece, they bring it up to the picture card, identify the matching word, and put it on the picture. NOTE: You may want to make a rule of only 1 student at a card at one time. If not, things could get a little crazy. 🤪

Knock Off

Have your students stand up and make a line across the room facing the game board projected onto a screen. Use our Random Name Picker widget to draw a student’s name and point to a picture on the board. If the student correctly identifies the beginning letter and its sound, they tap the person on their left or right to send them back to their seat. If the student answers incorrectly, they must sit out. Play continues until only 1 student is standing.

Brain Buster

As a small group or class, challenge your students to think of as many words as they can for each letter of the alphabet for categories like:

  • Animals
  • Places
  • Foods
  • Common objects

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Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

Before You Download

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. 

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

Practice letter-sound recognition with these activities and more! 


  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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