It’s hard – and at times – feels impossible to teach games for beginning sounds and phonics in a unique and engaging way. I’ve compiled a list of my top 5 phonics games for beginning sounds down below. Every successful game for beginning sounds starts with good phonemic awareness. On the other hand, beginning sounds should be taught through fun and interactive phonics games. Let’s get started learning all about phonics games for Kindergarten!
One beginning sounds game I love to play with my students takes place in the beginning cafe. Here’s a great opportunity to involve dramatic play with your students. Pretend these phonics games for the classroom take place at a local fast food restaurant. This sound game comes with a complete set of alphabet game pieces.Use cheap props from the Dollar Tree to teach students different alphabet beginning sounds. Organize the included pictures in these boxes by Really Useful Boxes. When learning new concepts, it’s imperative that we remember our childhood. Let them be little. Let them play! Each letter sound has a matching letter picture. Have students draw from two separate piles. One pile has the letter while the other pile has the photographs. Students will match the beginning letter sound to the photograph and place it on the game mat. 4 different game mats are included in this game. Another way to use games in your classroom is with sight words!
Another beginning sounds game that is a great way to match letters and beginning sounds with your students is called “Ice Cream Truck.” Have them complete this as an independent center or during a flexible grouping phonics lesson. This game can be played in different ways. Reuse pieces from the “beginning café” and have students match the photograph to the ice cream truck. Store pieces in small containers and place Velcro dots on ice cream trucks to help pieces stick.
This one is sure to be a hit! Unicorns are all the rage these days and what better way to engage your students than with appealing to their likes and interests? This unicorn beginning sound phonics game helps students pair colorful letter stars to match the photo’s beginning sound. Below are some ways to play this game with clothespins I found at the Dollar Tree. Feel free to use Velcro dots or just play this game with the pieces.
Snow cone sounds is another way to play beginning sounds phonics games with your students by having them identify the photograph that matches the snow cone. Each snow cone house includes a letter and students must match the snow cone and photographs. Use Velcro dots with this game to have the game pieces stick!
Get ready to snap the letter alphabet sounds that match the photograph. I ask students to tell me which letter photo gets to have their picture taken next. Students will place the photograph next to the picture of the student with the corresponding letter underneath. This quick phonics practice is an easy game and is perfect for an independent center time.
These fun phonics games are available to purchase in a year-long bundle.
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