Help children learn the phonetic sounds of letters (a-z) in a fun and engaging way with FUNetic Farm Card Games. These games are a component of FUNetic Farm's Phonics-based Early Literacy program; however they can also be used as a stand-alone activity.
2. What's Missing?
3. Go Fish
4. Old Farmer (like Old Maid)
General Instructions: Sheets should be printed on white card stock then cut into individual cards. To protect against wear and tear, I recommend laminating the cards as well. Specific instructions for each game are included.
There are four card decks included. Each card game can be played with any one of the decks or with a mixed deck. I suggest that you start with the animal alphabet lower case letters first. Once students learn the letter sounds with this deck, move on to the lower case letter cards (no animals). Once children have mastered the lower case letters, move on to the capitals (first with animals and then without).
Since the main purpose of these games is to help students learn the phonetic SOUND of each letter, it’s best (when playing the games) to have students refer to each card by the SOUND of the letter on it (rather than by the name of the letter or the name of the animal).
Studies have proven that, when teaching emergent readers, it's more effective to teach them the letter SOUNDS first. By doing so, you are giving them the keys to unlock the code and eventually read. You will be amazed at how quickly, easily and JOYfully children learn with the FUNetic Farm system.
As mentioned, these games are a component of FUNetic Farm's Phonics-based Early Literacy program. FUNetic Farm is the Animal Alphabet children love to SOUND, SIGN, SING, SPELL and READ!
This multisensory, phonics-based method helps children develop early literacy skills through cute animal visuals, music, American Sign Language fingerspelling, lots of hands-on activities, and FUN!
For more information about the FUNetic Farm Early Literacy program and other teaching ideas please visit my website: LittleStarrLearners.com. If you have any questions, comments or concerns please email me at TeresaStarr@LittleStarrLearners.com.
For more FUNetic Farm fun, please look for these products on my Teachers Pay Teachers Store:
*FUNetic Farm Phonics Songs (downloadable MP3 files - one song for each letter of the animal alphabet)
*Music demo videos (Videos demonstrate how much fun it is to teach/learn letter sounds, signs and songs with music. Teachers and students enjoy these demos.)
*Flashcards (includes song lyrics and ASL fingerspelling instructions)
*Wall chart and activities
*Animal Alphabet Puppets and Masks
*First Letter Sound Games and manipulative activities
*FUNetic Farm Rap (song, flashcards and activity sheets)
*Word building activities
*And more to come!