One of my focuses this year has been to create flexible materials for myself and other preschool and kindergarten teachers. The continued pandemic and restrictions like remote learning, hybrid learning, and the need for individual materials, has challenged me to create. This printable phonics game can be used in many ways, and if you purchase the pdf, you can print out as many as you wish, as needed for your specific learning needs. Here are a few ways I plan on using this phonics game with my PreK students.
Gather your materials. The printable includes 5 game boards with 6 different letter sounds and 5 sheets of letter cards, a game marker for each child ( buttons are great), scissors. You may also want tape and a die.
Start by cutting the letters out. Now let’s explore how to use this game.
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Independent Phonics Game For Home
I send how materials like this phonics game and plan to send this one home too. This is how I’ll do it. I will send 1 of the 5 game boards home along with the letter cards, pre-cut, and these directions for the grown-ups.
Place the stack of letters face down. Please go through the game board with the student, showing them where the start and finish are, as well as what each picture is. Some like quail, kiwi, and x-ray, for example, might not be immediately obvious, and they must know what the pictures are of.
Now it’s time to play. Place your marker on the start and flip the first letter card over. Help your child find the first picture on the board that starts with that letter sound. Place the card on the bottom of the pile and flip the next over. Keep going until you make it to the finish. When you get near the end, you may have to flip many over before getting to the finish. If your child is eager, have them think of something that starts with those letters as you flip through.
Independent Play for Classrooms
For this version of the game, I would use a die.
Use painter’s tape and add the letters to a foam die.
Place your button on the marker and roll. Keep going until you reach the finish. Again, you may have to roll a bunch to get to the finish, but that’s all good letter recognition practice as you do!
Group Phonics Lesson Over Zoom
For my group zoom lessons, I plan on sending a game board home for each child. I will also have a game board and place it on my magnet board so we can all see ( and incase any friend can’t find their game board for our zoom), I will roll the die, and then we will all move together.
Get all 5 game boards and 5 sheets of letter cards for just $2.99 here.