Breakout Phonics is a great hands on learning center. It allows students to practice skills while having fun trying to unlock the code. This resource includes 4 sets. Each set includes 16 cards. Students will identify the beginning sound for each card and write the corresponding sound on the response sheet. Once students have completed all 16 cards, they will obtain the number code. The number code will guide students to a 4 letter word.
I like to extend this center by using a 4 letter lock. This allows students to work on fine motor skills as well. Once students have deciphered the code, they will have to unlock the box. Inside the box you can place rewards such as candy, stickers, puzzles, or books.