On this page, I have provided some phonics games that you can play with your child at home. These games require little resources or time which is perfect for young children! The children are currently learning their set one sounds, so when playing these games these are the sounds that you would focus on! (see my phonics video)
Muffin tin letter sound sorting!
To play this game, gather objects from your home that have various initial sounds. Your child is then required to recognise the initial sound and match the correct object.
Here is a fantastic phonics game that you can play with your child, even siblings can get involved. It requires little resources and time which is perfect! It is also great fun, the children love it and don't realise that they are actually learning!
To play - this game is very similar to musical statues, however, when the music stops you would then shout a sound and the children have to find the sound on the carpet and jump on it!
To play this game, set up a basket using a set one sound. You and your child can then go on a scavenger hunt around your home to find objects that have the same initial sound as the set one sound in the basket!
Phonics milk bottles!
Do you want to teach your child how to read? Are they a little reluctant to sit and look at grapheme cards? Then this activity may be perfect for your child. It's incredibly easy to make, all you need to do is save your empty milk bottles. I only used five to keep things simple, but you can use as many as you like.
You will need:
Simply cut out a hole in the milk bottles and make sure that there are no sharp edges. Write a letter sound on each bottle with marker pen. Ask them to find something that starts with that sound. They will love hunting for objects and putting them in the milk bottles.