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Fun with Phonics

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Fun with Phonics


By the end of the activity pupils will be able to:

·     recognise and articulate phonemes.


·     blend phonemes together to read single syllable words.

Target Language:

Any phonetic words

Time needed for preparation:

10 minutes

Time needed in class:

30 minutes


Year 1
Year 2

Language Focus:


Activity Use:

Set Induction

Pupil Task:

Group Work
Whole Class

Which learning institute:



Colour paper, markers, scissors, flashcards, picture cards.

Procedure before class:

1.       Write the letter for target words on coloured paper and cut.

Procedure in class:

1.       The teacher reviews the letters pupils have learnt.
2.       Pupils are introduced to the phonemes using the letter cards.
3.       Pupils are guided to blend the phonemes using the letter cards. To help them read words, pupils are shown the flashcards.
4.       Pupils practice identifying the words by looking at the picture cards shown.
5.       Pupils are divided into two groups. With picture cards on the board, pupils listen to the word the teacher says and quickly snaps the picture card.
6.       The first correct snap gets 20 points.


Follow Up:

1.     The teacher can give a worksheet to reinforce the words learnt.
2.     Pupils match the picture to the correct words.
3.     The teacher can match picture and word cards and ask if it is correct or wrong.
4.     Pupils can take the correct picture card to match.


1.   Instead of pasting picture cards on the board for the snap game, teacher can paste word cards on the board. So pupils look at the picture shown and they snap on the word cards.
2.       For extra phoneme articulation practice, teacher can show the flashcard and get pupils to articulate the phoneme by showing them number of fingers. 1 finger shown means the first phoneme, 2 fingers mean the second phoneme and 3 fingers mean the third phoneme.



Teach students the difference between letter name and letter sound before.