Phonics Activities

Phonics activities are designed especially for young readers learning to prounounce the letters of the alphabet and learning to put sounds together. Phonics games are made to be as educational as possible, and as fun as possible too! These activities include phonics scavenger hunts and an alphabet book for beginners. For kids who are a little more advanced, there are activities like a toss and blend carnival game, and a word detective game. There are plenty of activities available so that your child can learn phonics the fun way! For even more fun with phonics, check out our phonics games

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This cute game that lets your child practice making words, while acting like a Mexican jumping bean! Great for emerging readers.
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Does your child love pretend and need practice with letters and the sounds they make? Get cooking! This activity is fun and builds key reading skills, too.
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Here's a challenging treasure hunt for kindergarteners learning about letter sounds. String letters together to make words and find the path to the treasure.
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Help your first grade reader master those letter blends like "ch" and "sh" with this memorable and hilarious beanbag toss game.
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Combine kids' love of scavenger hunts with consonant blends to create a fun game that's perfect for everything from birthday parties to rainy days at home.
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Compound words get easier if kids can spot two smaller words that they already know inside. Add some fun to the process with this card game!
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This version of the carnival game where you try to toss chips into a cup, to win a fabulous prize, gives kids a boost in early writing and reading.
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Build a peek-a-boo book and give your child a fun vocabulary and reading boost, on the fly!
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Use fun and fuzzy pipe cleaners to help your child learn how to form important letters that make up the words that are the building blocks of phonics.
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Help your child understand that letters, put in a certain order, make words. In this fun activity she'll get to make her own puzzle, and practice letters, too!
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Help your first grade reader become an expert in "sh," "ch," and "th" words with this fun, homemade game.
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Here's a fun activity to reinforce simple short and long vowel words for your first grader.
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Boost those first grade reading and writing skills with this sweet Mother's Day poem idea.
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Children who know the names and sounds of letters when they enter school, learn to read sooner. This activity uses a clothesline to work on alphabet sounds.
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What's the first letter? Play this game with your first grader the next time you read together, and watch her reading skills grow as she climbs the levels.
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Let your child play with scissors! Put her to work, creating a book that will keep her busy, and help her practice her letters, too.
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Play hopscotch with numbers, but also with letters, to get kids ready for first grade reading.
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Challenge your first or second grade reader to make 100 words in this reading and spelling activity for the 100th Day of School.
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Make learning word families more hands-on and interactive with this simple craft that has your child making "word sliders" out of paper plates.
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Use a digital camera and some simple drawing supplies to help your kindergartener make a personalized letter-sound book.

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