2nd Grade Phonics Toothy® Task Kits | First Grade Phonics Games | Task Cards

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Have you heard of Toothy® yet?! Toothy® task kits are highly engaging task card games that allow students to practice phonics skills and answer questions in a fun, motivating way. The answers on the back of the cards make the activity self-paced and self-correcting. Teach the rules for Toothy® once at the beginning of the year, then simply switch out the topic each week and use the activity all year!

Toothy™ Task Kits- an original idea from Angie Olson at ©Lucky Little Learners, LLC.


You can watch a demonstration and explanation of these Toothy Task Kits here:

Toothy Facebook Video Tutorial

You can read all about Toothy Task Kits here:

Toothy Task Kits Blog Post

Toothy Task Kits are a great option for your students as centers, early finishers, or even morning work. The Toothy mats make these activities highly engaging! The answers on the back of the cards allow for these activities to be self-paced and self-correcting.

We also have Toothy Bundle for other skills!


  • Short A (an, ap, at, ax)
  • Short E (em, en, et)
  • Short I (ib, id, in, ip, it, ix)
  • Short O (ob, od, og, om, op, ot, ox)
  • Short U (ub, ud, ug, um, un, up, ut)
  • Short A Word Families (ack, all, amp, and, ang, ank, ant, ash, ast)
  • Short E Word Families (eck, ell, end, est)
  • Short I Word Families (ick, il, ing, ink, ish)
  • Short O Word Families (ock, op, ot)
  • Short U Word Families (uck, ump, ung, unk, ush)
  • CVCE-Long A (ace, age, ake, ale, ame, ane, ape, ase, ate, ave)
  • CVCE- Long I (ice, ide, ike, ile, ime, ine, ipe, ire, ite, ive)
  • CVCE- Long O (obe, ode, oke, ole, ome, one, ose, ote)
  • CVCE- Long U (ube, une, ute)
  • CVC/CVCE Comparisons
  • Beginning Digraphs (ch, kn, ph, sh, th, wh, wr)
  • Ending Digraphs (ch, ck, nd, ng, nk, sh, th)
  • Beginning Blends: L-Blends (bl, sl, pl, gl, fl, cl)
  • Beginning Blends: R-Blends (br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr)
  • Beginning Blends: S-Blends (sp, sk, sl, sn, sm, sc, st, sw)
  • Ending Blends: S-Blends (sk, sp, st)
  • Ending Blends: R-Blends (rd, rf, rk, rl, rm, rn, rp, rt)
  • Ending Blends: L-Blends (lb, ld, lf, lk, lm, lp, lt)
  • Ending Blends: N-Blends & MP-Blends (mp, nt, nd, nk)
  • Vowel Teams: Long a (ai, ay)
  • Vowel Teams: Long e (ea, ee, ey, ie)
  • Vowel Teams: Long i (ie, igh)
  • Vowel Teams: Long o (oa, oe)
  • Vowel Teams: Long u (ue, ui, ew)
  • R-Controlled Vowels (er, ir, ur, or, ar)
  • Diphthongs (au, aw, oi, oy, ou, ow, ew, oo)
  • Same Sounds (vowel teams)
  • Syllables
  • Silent Letters (silent r, l, c, b, d, g, h, k, p, t)
  • Soft C and Soft G
  • Mixed CVC
  • Mixed CVCE
  • Mixed Beginning Blends
  • Mixed Ending Blends
  • Two Syllable Long Vowel Words
  • Open Syllables
  • Closed Syllables
  • Multisyllabic CVCE Words
  • Final Stable Syllables


-15-40 phonics task cards for each skill set

-15-40 phonics answer cards for each skill set

-12 Toothy mats (boy & girl)

-container labels for each skill set(boy & girl)

-container label for the large container/organizer

-skill helper sheets for each skill set

-optional recording sheet

-Toothy checklist


-prep suggestions



Each partner gets a Toothy mat and dry erase marker. Students will take turns choosing a card. Each student who is playing the game will solve the problem on their Toothy mat or dry erase board. When all who are playing have answered the question, they compare their answers and then turn the card over to check to see if their answer is correct. Those who have a correct answer get to draw a tooth in Toothy’s mouth on their mat. If the student’s answer is incorrect, they do not draw a tooth and those who got the answer correct must explain how they got to the correct answer. Then the next student draws the next card and the process is repeated. The game is over once all the cards have been answered. The student with the most teeth in Toothy’s mouth is the winner of the game.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.
Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.
Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.


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