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Over 30 Phonics / Reading Games/Activities are included in your
Slithering Phonics! A fun way to reinforce
learned phonetic sounds. Board games include beginning blends and vowel blends.
Three sets available with your paid subscription.
Phonics Dominoes! A fun way to reinforce
learned phonetic sounds. Dominoes sets for blends and vowel
blends are available with your paid subscription.
Phonics Go Fish Card Game! Full set of
playing cards (four of each sound) to match the charts (see phonics worksheets).
This is a very fun way of reinforcing the sounds after they have been
taught. 2 Games available with subscription.
Beach Ball Phonics!
Try this: Beach Ball Phonics!
Write all of the phonogram sounds on a beach ball, using a permanent marker.
I usually draw a square or circle around each sound. (Beach balls are
available at clearance prices at the end of the summer swim season! I have
found them for a little as a quarter!) For game play, toss the ball to a
student, or have the students toss the ball to each other. Call
out, left thumb or right thumb, or right index finger, left index finger,
right pinkie or left pinkie. Then ask the student what those letters
"say"... for an extension to this activity, ask the student to give you a word that has that sound in it,
spelled just that way.
Try this: Phonogram Flash! Give the student a phonogram riddle
such as: I am thinking of an OA word that a boat can do on water. This
is great for a five or ten minute filler before specials, lunch, or recess.
Want to make it easy for yourself? TWO complete sets of Phonogram Flash
are available with your subscription order!
Set 1 has only blends, Set 2 contains vowel/double vowels and the more
Sample page from Phonogram Flash set 2 card game: Click
here When printing the Phonogram Flash cards, be sure to set your
printer to run duplex.
Phonics Egg Hunt!
Try this: Phonics Egg Hunt!
During the Easter season you can cheaply purchase small plastic eggs. Using
a permanent marker, write a blend sound on one half of an egg and a word
ending on another. Such as BL and ACK. Take five or six eggs, break them
into their halves and have a small group of students quickly find the
Try this: Phonics Baseball!
game can be used with any spelling, also.) Draw a baseball diamond on the
board and use little "people" magnets as the "runners."
Assign a student to record the outs and the hits. Divide the room into two
teams. "Pitch" a phonetically spelled word such as COUCH. (use sounds you have
recently studied to help reinforce the sounds!) Team 1 is at "bat"
and the first student spells the word correctly. Their "magnet
runner" gets moved to first base. The next student is given the word
CROWD and the student spells it c-r-o-u-d. He made an out, so one out is
scored on the board. The other team now gets a chance to make another out
against that team by spelling it correctly. The student from Team 2 spells
the word correctly, so there are now 2 outs for Team 1. Team 1 has another
turn...they continue until they make three outs. Runs are scored as each
magnet person "runs" all the bases and gets to home plate. We
generally play this for about 20 minutes, save the score and play again on
another day. After three game plays, the game is over and the team with the
most runs, wins! (This game can also be played when reviewing regular
spelling list words, too!)
you have the space, this game can be played using bases in the classroom,
allowing the students to "run" the bases.
Phonics Basketball: You will need Nerf basketball
and a clean trash can. Divide the class into two teams, lining them up.
Place a trash can several feet away from the beginning of the line. Flip a
coin to see which team goes first and then give the first player a
phonetically spelled word, such as PORCH. If he spells the word correctly,
hand him the basketball and allow him to shoot. (A variation...Use colored
tape to put down two different lines and allow the student to choose which
line to take his shot...the farther line is worth 3 points, the closer line
is worth 2.) If the student doesn't spell the word correctly, allow the
other team to "steal" by spelling it correctly. If the person from
that team spells it correctly, he automatically scores one point and then,
the next person on THAT team is up. Record basket points and
"stolen" points. Set a time limit for the game or just go through
the lines once or twice. Winning team is the one with the most
Board Race Phonics!
Try this: Board Race Phonics! Students are divided
into three teams. They line up facing the whiteboard. Draw lines down the
board to divide it into three areas. Write three different phonics sounds on
the board. For example in column 1, write "ai", column 2 write
"oa" and in column 3 write "ir". Students must go
in order, "race" to the board and write a word (spelling it
correctly of course!) that fits that column's sound. A student in group 1
could write words like rain, train braid, trail, etc. Group 2 students might
write boat, goat, float foam, soap, etc. Group 3 students might write bird,
first, birthday sir, etc. IF the student writes a child's name, it must not
only be spelled correctly, but it should have a capital letter! Use a timer
and set it for 2 minutes. Students must stop when you say "STOP!"
Tally up the correctly scored words and write the total above the groups
area (Use tally marks if studying that, otherwise, just the total number).
We generally play five rounds, changing the sounds for each group each
round. We do "math" when we add the scores together. Duplicate
words and words that are spelled wrong do not count.
Phonics Memory Match
Try this: Phonics Memory Match Though
this game was created to be used with the phonics charts, it can be adapted
to any phonics program.
HERE to see sample.
Phonics I Caught It!
Two fun games with baseball mitts
& baseballs to help students identify the sounds in words. Included with
your subscription order.
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