Print each page and cut.
Size of each small card is:
Height: 9.5 cm
Width: 12.67 cm
Note: This product is to support Jolly Phonics Teaching and is not a product or endorsed by Jolly Phonics/Jolly Learning and can be used with many phonics programs. Don't forget to rate the product after purchasing to earn some credits. And please check my store for more Jolly Phonics inspired games, flashcards and PowerPoint games.
This product complements well with the following resources:
Jolly Phonics Mini Flashcard GameJolly Phonics 39 Flashcards GameJolly Phonics Powerpoint with audioJolly Phonics Powerpoint with Audio Part 2
Jolly Phonics Learning Letter Formation:
Jolly Phonics Learning Letter Formation Animated PPT w/ Sound Effects
Jolly Phonics Tracing / Writing Letters:
Jolly Phonics Color and Trace (Writing Practice Sheets)
Jolly Phonics Animated Powerpoint Games:
Jolly Phonics Animated PPT Game with sound effects - Group 1,2 & 3Jolly Phonics Animated PPT Game with sound effects- Group 4,5,6 & 7 (52 slides)
Jolly Phonics Blending Powerpoint:
Jolly Phonics Group 1,2,3,4,5,6 & 7 Blending Powerpoint with AUDIO - 57 pages
Jolly Phonics Beginning Sound Cards:
Jolly Phonics Beginning Sound Cards/ Mini Book 22 Pages/ Bookmark
Jolly Phonics Matching worksheets:
Jolly Phonics- Matching Letters, words and pictures (2 sets- B&W and Coloured)
Jolly Phonics Mini Flashcards (Theme: 4 seasons:)
Jolly Phonics Mini flashcards (4 sets Theme: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter)
Jolly Jingles Resources:
Jolly Jingles Powerpoint with Audio (Complete Set)Jolly Jingles Mini Flashcards or Wall Chart (Complete Set)Jolly Jingles Wall Chart or to use as Flashcards (Complete Set)
Jolly Jingles Mini Flashcards
Cut and laminate the pictures on different coloured photocopying paper. This gives them several opportunities to sound out and identify the same words. This can also be done as a table activity during structured play.
Flashcards are a great way to help young learners visualize new vocabulary. These versatile tools can be used both in the classroom and at home to help children practice language. We believe in making learning fun and engaging, so rather than drilling kids by flipping through the cards, try playing games and doing different activities to keep their interest high.
Here are a few simple and fun activities you can do with the mini flashcards. All of these activities are easily adapted to be used with various ages and group sizes.
Spread cards on the floor or table face up. Name one of the cards and the child places his hand on top of that card. If playing with just one child, slowly move your hand towards the card and the child must try to touch the card before you do! If playing with more than one child, the children can race to touch the card. Whoever touches the card first gets to keep it. To remove competition from the game, have one set of cards for each child.
Spread a group of 5-10 cards face up on the floor or table. Review the cards together with the child. Tell her, “Close your eyes,” and take away one of the cards. Next, say, “Open your eyes,” and ask, “What’s missing?” The child tries to guess which card is missing.
Make a fishing rod by attaching a magnet to a piece of string and then tying the other end of the string around a chopstick, unsharpened pencil, or ruler. Attach a paper clip to each mini card and then spread the cards out on the floor. Make a “pond” around them with a hula hoop or long piece of rope. Now it’s time to fish! Say, “Can you catch a ghost?” The child can try to catch the ghost by connecting the magnet to the paper clip. Each time you catch a card, name it. At the end, count all of the cards you have caught.
Print out two sets of cards and play a simple memory game. Choose 10 pairs of cards (you can use more or fewer to make the game more difficult or easier). Spread them face down on the floor or table. Turn over any two cards and name them. If they match, you can keep them and take another turn. If they don’t match, turn them back over and it is the next player’s turn. Continue until all the cards are gone. You can also play word matching to practice reading. Make a set of mini cards of just the words, and match them to the pictures.
Place the mini cards in a pile face down on the table or floor. One person takes the top card, and without showing it, tries to elicit the word from the other player without speaking. For example, if the card is “rabbit,” pretend to be a rabbit by hopping around the room. Or, if the word is “lion,” pretend to be a lion by making a mane with your hands. If the other player can guess the word, it is his turn to take a card.
Hide and Seek
Hide several of the cards around the room while the other players close their eyes. After all of the cards are hidden, ask, “Where is the snowman/candy cane/present, etc.?” Advanced students can practice prepositions of place, “Is it under the book? Is it on the table? Is it in the drawer? etc.” Or just search and find the cards together. Switch places and try again!
Activities for using flash cards
I have divided the activities into the following categories: Memory, drilling, identification and TPR activities.
Place a selection of flash cards on the floor in a circle.
Students have one minute to memorise the cards.
In groups, they have two minutes to write as many of the names as they can remember.
Invisible Flash cards
Stick 9 flash cards on the board and draw a grid around them.
Use a pen or a pointer to drill the 9 words. Always point to the flash card you are drilling.
Gradually remove the flash cards but continue to drill and point to the grid where the flash card was.
When the first card is removed and you point to the blank space, nod your head to encourage children to say the word of the removed flash card.
Students should remember and continue as if the flash cards were still there. They seem to be amazed that they can remember the pictures.
Depending on the age group I then put the flash cards back in the right place on the grid, asking the children where they go, or I ask students to come up and write the word in the correct place on the grid.
This activity highlights the impact of visual aids. It really proves that the images 'stick' in students' minds.
Reveal the word
Cover the flash card or word card with a piece of card and slowly reveal it.
Students guess which one it is.
Once the card is shown, chorally drill the word with the group using different intonation and silly voices to keep it fun. Vary the volume too, whisper and shout the words. Children will automatically copy your voice.
Alternatively, flip the card over very quickly so the children just get a quick glimpse.
Repeat until they have guessed the word.
Point or race to the flash cards
Stick flash cards around the class.
Say one of them and students point or race to it.
Students can then give the instructions to classmates.
You can extend this by saying "hop to the cat" or even "if you have blonde hair, swim to the fish" etc.
You can also incorporate flash cards into a game of Simon Says. "Simon says, jump to the T-shirt" etc.