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Phonics Games: Freebie And A Giveaway

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My students have been having loads of fun with my phonics board games. The games are fun and an engaging way to help your students revise and practice words during phonics time.

Each set of phonics games includes 40 different board games for 5 different sets of sounds. 1, 2 and 3 syllable words are included in each set to help differentiate for student abilities.

phonics gamesSet A includes:

  • Sound /ae/, Spellings: ay, ea, a-e, ai, ai, eigh, ei
  • Sound /ee/, Spellings: e, ea, y, ee, ey, ie
  • Sound /oe/, Spellings: o, oa, ow, o-e, oe
  • Sound /er/, Spellings: er, ir, or, ur, ear
  • Sound /e/, Spellings: e, ea, ai

phonics gamesSet B includes:

  • Sound /ow/, Spellings: ou, ow
  • Sound m/oo/n, Spellings: oo, ew, ue, u-e, o, ui, u
  • Sound /ie/, Spellings: i, ie, y, i-e, igh
  • Sound b/oo/k, Spellings: oo, u, oul
  • Sound /u/, Spellings: u, ou, o, oo

How to use

What’s even better is they’re super easy to use and prepare.

1. Print and laminate each board game on paper or card.

2. If you have students that have large writing the games can be enlarged to A3 (Ledger) size so that the writing squares are bigger.

3. To play the game, students will need 2 different colored markers. They will also need a spinner. To make a spinner use a paper clip and either a pencil or chopstick.

4. The students take turns to spin a word, read the word and then write it on the grid. The winner is the first player to get 4 words in a row in any direction.

Check out the pictures below to see them in action.

phonics gamesphonics gamesFree phonics games

If you’d like to try them out with your students I’ve included a free sample for you. The sample is of sound /ae/. Just click on the picture below to download them.

phonics gamesGet the full set

If you like the sample, then you’re able to pick up both sets from either my Blog Store or Teachers Pay Teachers Store. Just use the links below.

Blog Store

Phonics Games: Spin, Read, Write Set A

Phonics Games: Spin, Read, Write Set B

TpT Store

Phonics Games: Spin, Read, Write Set A

Phonics Games: Spin, Read, Write Set B


Now on to the fun part. I would love to give away a couple of these sets to you. All you need to do is tell me why you would like to win them. I will pick 2 of my favorite responses and each person will win both sets of phonics games. Use the comments below to enter your answer. This giveaway closes on Tuesday 2 December 9am WST. Good luck!

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6 Responses to Phonics Games: Freebie And A Giveaway

  1. I would love to have these for my class. I would be able to challenge my top students and help my lower ones too. I could have some work on them at their seats while i work with children at my reading table. They will be having fun and learning at the same time. I like the concept of spin, read, write to help children learn!

      • Hi Lori,

        Thanks for sending a follow up message. Each person that entered won the prize. I sent you the files on 5th December in 2 separate emails. Maybe check your promotions tab or spam folder to see if they ended up in there. If you can’t find them, please send me an email so I can send them through to you again. My email is: melinda(at)topnotchteaching.com.

        Thanks again for your support and entering 😀

  2. I LOVE the interactive notebook and the phonics cootie catchers are amazing. I teach ESL and have many students who struggle with decoding and basic vocabulary. I also have a few students who don’t like to speak in class and I am always looking for something that I can use that lets me know that they understand without having to verbalize. This is very frustrating and the first time I have encountered it where it is more than just a silent period but an all the time thing. lol. You have great resources and I will definitely be checking out your TPT store!

  3. This would be great for my two kids who love board games – they will be learning how to read and spell the word just from “playing”. Fun and engaging learning activities are my cup of tea!

  4. I would love to win these sets! I could use them to replace the worksheet practice I have for phonics. I was thinking of making “sit and spin” centers or something like that with these spinner games. Thanks for the chance to win!

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