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Letter I Sound Worksheets

Enjoy these free printable letter I sound worksheets.

It’s the third vowel in our alphabet letter sounds worksheets.

These letter I worksheets are ideal for kindergarten and first graders working on letter sound recognition.

The PDF is free to download and print. There’s:

  • a beginning sound coloring worksheet
  • a phonics worksheet where kids need to identify the syllable(s) with a short I vowel sound

Letter I Beginning Sound Worksheet

The first page is a letter I coloring worksheet. 

Kids will sound out the word of each picture. There are words that begin with each of the 5 vowel sounds. That will give them practice distinguishing between the different vowel sounds and help them learn to more easily identify words with a short I sound.

Children are to color the pictures of words with an initial I sound.

A printable letter I beginning sound alphabet worksheet for kindergarten. The black and white coloring worksheet has 24 images to sound out. There are 11 pictures for kids to color: 6 that begin with a short I vowel sound and 5 with a long I sound.

The vowel sound worksheet has 24 pictures.

There are 6 images that begin with a short I sound and 5 with a long I sound.

Children will only need this printable letter I coloring page and some crayons. Then, they will color the igloo, instruments, inchworm, insect, island, etc.

Letter I Phonics Worksheet

The next letter I sound worksheet is probably best for 1st graders.

Short vowel sounds are the more trickier letter sounds to identify. But it’s an important skill to master, especially since every word has at least one vowel.

This 1st-grade phonics worksheet will give kids some extra practice recognizing the short I sound in a word.

A printable short I sound worksheet. There are 12 black and white images of words that have an I sound. Kids need to sound each word out and identify which syllable(s) contains a short letter I sound. Then they are asked to draw an X in the box(es) representing those syllables. There is a picture of a hippo, helicopter, pencil, chimney, dolphin, lipstick, muffin, caterpillar, window, zipper, unicorn, and pumpkin.

The letter I worksheet has 12 pictures. For each image, children will need to identify which syllable(s) in each word contain a short letter I sound. 

For example, the word: U NI CORN

After sounding it out, kids will hear a short I sound in the 2nd or middle syllable. 

There are 3 boxes below the unicorn image. Each box represents a syllable. For this word, kids would need to put an X in the second box.

Kids might find it helpful to lightly clap while saying each syllable.

Printable Letter I Sound Worksheets

The letter I sound alphabet worksheets can be downloaded for free below. 

The PDF includes an answer page to make checking your child’s work quick and easy.

More Letter I Activities

Here are some more fun letter I activities and worksheets:

More alphabet sound worksheets are coming as fast as I can make them. The next finished letter in this alphabet series is the letter R.

Answer Keys

Here are the answer keys to make it easier to check your child’s work.

Letter I Beginning Sound Worksheet Answer Key 

The answers for the beginning sound worksheet:

A letter I beginning sound worksheet answer key. It shows which of the 11 pictures should be colored: 6 that begin with a short letter I sound and 5 with a long I sound. Children should have colored the images of an igloo, instruments, icicles, iguana, ice cream, Indian, insect, idea, iron, inchworm, and island.

Children should have colored 11 images: 6 that begin with a short I sound and 5 with a long I sound.

  1. igloo
  2. instruments
  3. iguana
  4. insect
  5. Indian
  6. inchworm
  7. icicles
  8. ice cream
  9. idea
  10. iron
  11. island

Letter I Phonics Worksheet Answer Key

The answer key for the phonics worksheet:

A short letter I sound phonics worksheet answer key. It shows which syllables in 12 words contain a short letter I sound. Kids need to put X's in each box representing the syllables they hear an I sound. There should be an X in the first syllable of hippo, chimney, window, and zipper; the 2nd syllable in helicopter and unicorn; the last syllable in pencil, dolphin, muffin, and pumpkin; the 3rd syllable in the word caterpillar; and both syllables in the word lipstick.

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