Hot Chocolate Letter Sounds Activity

Inside: this hot chocolate letter sounds activity will warm up your winter literacy centers and small groups!

Hot Chocolate Letter Sounds title with pictures of the activity

Nothing beats a warm mug of hot cocoa on a cold wintry day… except maybe a mug of cocoa with marshmallows!

We’ve been all about hot chocolate here lately. My kids each have a special cocoa mug that they like to drink it out of. I’ve been known to be a little stingy with the marshmallows because they have SO much sugar.

So when I do dole them out, there’s lots of extra joy here 🙂

With that in mind, I made up this fun hot chocolate letter sounds activity with marshmallow letters. I hope your kiddos have fun with it!

Hot Chocolate Letter Sounds Activity

This free printable includes a mug of cocoa for each letter of the alphabet, and marshmallows with uppercase and lowercase letters.

Students will match the letters with the letter sounds by placing the marshmallow letters “into” the hot chocolate.

Materials & Prep

Put on your favorite podcast or easy-to-follow-while-cutting tv show, and get out your favorite scissors. There is a bit of prep work needed for this, but it’s not difficult.

If you’re lucky enough to have a dedicated parent volunteer, this would be a great project to send home for them to help you with.

In the end, though, you’ll have a fun winter letter sound activity that you can use every year.

Here’s the prep you’ll need to do:

  1. Start by laminating, or at least printing on cardstock (see the bottom of this post to grab the free printable)
  2. Then cut out each mug and each marshmallow.
hands with scissors cutting out a paper "marshmallow" with the letter f printed on it
  1. For many students, you’ll want to pre-select a subset of mugs and marshmallows for them to work with.
  2. If you’ll be using the recording sheets, you’ll want to provide your students with crayons and/or dot dauber markers.


Students will lay out all their mugs and marshmallows, and then match the marshmallows to the correct mug.

hot cocoa letter sound activity showing a mug with a bear

You can have them find both uppercase and lowercase letters, or just one or the other.

hand holding up a paper marshmallow with the letter B on it

With so many little pieces, this would be a good activity to lay out on a mat. (but maybe a solid contrasting color mat would work better than this one!)

3 paper hot chocolate mugs with letter sound pictures and marshmallow letters, laid out on a multicolored mat

Once children have made all their matches, or as they go, they can fill in a recording sheet.

They can color it…

My Hot Cocoa ABCs worksheet with crayons

…or just fill it in with a dot marker.

dot marker held over hot cocoa letter sounds worksheet and activity card

Download the Hot Chocolate Letter Sounds Activity

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    hot cocoa letter sound activity showing a mug with a bear


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